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Let's give Klitschko his due

Originally Published: March 22, 2009
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

STUTTGART, Germany -- If the circumstances were different, Vitali Klitschko might be approaching the end of a worthy, lengthy and dominant reign as world heavyweight champion and Wladimir would be his heir apparent.

Instead, heavyweight is boxing's derelict division, and somehow the Klitschkos are part of the problem. Simultaneously, they hold rival titles; they will never face each other in the ring; and therefore, we cannot deify a single, universally recognized heavyweight champion. ...

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