Klitschko fighting to be the people's champion

Wladimir Klitschko may be the best heavyweight in the world, but he won't see himself as champion until he lays claim to all four major belts. But is time on his side? If Klitschko wants to be remembered as a great heavyweight, the time to act is now, writes Brian Doogan.

Originally Published: July 10, 2008
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

HAMBURG, Germany -- When Wladimir Klitschko was stopped by Lamon Brewster four years ago in Las Vegas, many insiders felt he was destined for heavyweight boxing's scrap heap.

Boxing News, the British trade paper and oldest continuously published boxing magazine in the world, produced a memorable cover that showed Klitschko on the floor, face bloodied, eyes vacant, his career at the top seemingly over. The headline was unequivocal: "Broken Man."

"I was in the hell of boxing," ...

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