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Max: Nothing learned in Klitschko's win

Updated: July 2, 2002, 5:00 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

Ray Mercer was the perfect opponent: too old and stationary to win, too proud to quit.

That is why Mercer was selected by Universum, Wladimir Klitschko's notorious promoter, as an opponent for their young stud. Mercer figured to stand in front of Klitschko for as long as the referee would permit. That length of time turned out to be six rounds.

We all know that Wladimir can fight. After all, they don't just give out gold medals at the Olympics. Okay, maybe they occasionally do -- ...

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