Whether it is the dawn of a new era or merely a passing fad, the answer has yet to emerge.
One thing is for certain, however. The heavyweight division has discernibly changed over the past year. Complexions have gotten lighter. Names have become laborious to pronounce. Faces have gotten less familiar. Except for one, of course; the countenance belonging to the universally recognized big man of the hour, Wladimir Klitschko (46-3, 41 KOs).