The Klitschko’s have dominated the heavyweight division for over ten years, both of them excellent fighters, in a generation where the standard of the division has been poor.
However, there is a bright future, with a number of unbeaten fighters ready to make the step up, generating much needed excitement for the future of heavyweight boxing.
With the likes of Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Kubrat Pulev, all unbeaten fighters.
If Tyson Fury beats Dereck Chisora in July he will be the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko so Klitschko will have no choice but to fight Fury unless he vacates his belts.
Fury should pose Klitschko a significant threat, standing at a huge 6”9” inches, taller than Klitschko (6”6” inches tall) who is used to fighting the smaller man.
Wladimir usually relies on his jab and his superb boxing skills to win his fights but against Fury it won’t be so easy.
Fury is the man with the bigger reach which means it will be hard for Wladimir to just rely on his jab.
Fury boasts an admirable record fighting 22 times, with 22 wins and 16 KO’s. You never know what to expect with Fury, he has been knocked down before but he always gets back up.
Don’t forget Deontay Wilder who fights Bermane Stiverne for the WBC heavyweight title belt.
Wilder who is 28 years old has the best record of all the unbeaten fighters, winning 31 times with 31 KO’s.
Some say he could be the next Mike Tyson, as Tyson was renowned for his supreme punch power.
He is incredibly exciting to watch and looks a formidable force. The question is can Wilder prove himself against the very best heavyweights in boxing?
All these factors have got fans talking about the division and it is beginning to look a lot more optimistic.
This year will be a huge year in heavyweight boxing but will the Klitschko’s be dethroned or will their dominance continue?
What looks to be certain is that the excitement of the heavyweight division is slowly returning, which can only be a good thing.
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