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Klitschko needs to prove himself vs. top opponent

Updated: June 30, 2002, 2:57 AM ET
By Thomas Gerbasi | Maxboxing.com

As far as a national television showcase for heavyweight contender Wladimir Klitschko is concerned, his six-round bludgeoning of Ray Mercer on Saturday at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., was an unqualified success.

Yet if those in Camp Klitschko believe that the doubters have been silenced, they won't be. Not yet, at least.

Admittedly, Mercer was as tough as he's ever been, taking shot after brutal shot, rising from a first-round knockdown and plodding ahead with cut and swollen ...

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