Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/27/14

BERN, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 07: Vitali Klitschko attends a press conference on December 07, 2009 in Bern, Switzerland. The WBC Heavyweight Championship fight between Vitali Klitschko of Ukraine and Kevin Johnson of the United States will take place at the Finance Arena on December 12, 2009 in Bern, Switzerland. (Photo by Marcel Bieri/Bongarts/Getty Images)
What if Vitali and Wladimir Weren't Around? For the past decade , the brothers Klitschko have dominated the heavyweight division with consummate ease. Challengers have tried and failed to grab victory and hear that all elusive catchphrase, "and the new", as the Ukrainian behemoths continuously re-assert their authority over boxing's most iconic weight division. Contenders are slowly dropping with David Price, Malik Scott and Seth Mitchell all falling by the wayside this year before they even made it to a title shot, while others such as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have yet to make substantial progress. The issue of who succeeds the Klitchkos is beginning to resonate more as a question of who will contest the titles once they retire and vacate them, rather than who will directly dethrone them. For the sake of fantasy, it is far more interesting to speculate as to what the heavyweight division would look like right now were it not for the presence of Wladimir and Vitali. As such, he...
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