The past decade in boxing's heavyweight division has been firmly ruled by the Klitschko brothers, so to some extent, it's probably not fair to call anybody on this list a pure "bust." Did anybody ever really think Kevin Johnson or Malik Scott were likely to topple Vitali or Wladimir?
But American boxing fans will continue to search for a conquering hero until we finally find one. Those of us old enough to remember the 1990s and 1970s grew up when the heavyweight belt was properly regarded as the biggest championship in professional sports.
So consider this a list of 10 who got boxing fans' hopes up, even if the glory projected upon them might have been unrealistic.