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Klitschko is the true champion

Updated: December 9, 2004, 4:28 PM ET
By Jason Probst | MaxBoxing.com

There's a lot of hubbub floating around about who deserves to be called the heavyweight champion and whether such a term warrants usage despite the fragmented nature of the division's belts. The argument goes that without unification, there can be no true king.

Perhaps the purists have a point. But seeing as how the division is divided into the Don King and non-King camps -- IBF champ Chris Byrd and WBA champ John Ruiz fall into the former, WBC titlist Vitali Klitschko into the latter -- ...

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