Ranking the 10 Best Hopes for the Heavyweight Division

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Ranking the 10 Best Hopes for the Heavyweight Division
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If 2014 ends without world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Kltischko and undefeated Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev meeting in the ring, boxing fans around the world will have every right to be disappointed. In a division that has wanted for serious drama for far too long, former Olympian Pulev is the best bet in the world for providing it right now.

But for the first time in years, the heavyweight division is showing exciting signs of life. With longtime champion Vitali Klitschko vacating his WBC belt to dedicate his time to the political crisis unfolding in his native Ukraine, there is a legitimate heavyweight belt on the loose.

I'm not sure a single name on this list is a future Hall of Famer. But they should be able to throw up some very engaging fights over the next few years in boxing's traditional glamour division.

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