Boxing: The Top 10 Heavyweight Prospects in the World

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Boxing: The Top 10 Heavyweight Prospects in the World
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Heavyweight boxing retains a fascination and intrigue that arguably outweighs any other titanic sporting clash. 

While the honour and prestige of being world heavyweight champion has reduced dramatically since the days of Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali, the prospect of two giant fighters standing toe-to-toe and slugging it out still remains an enticing proposition for even the most casual of boxing’s fans.

Thankfully, though, there are tentative signs of a renaissance in boxing's marquee division.  While David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko will battle it out for world supremacy on July 2, these young fighters will one day hope to emulate the legendary former wearers of the world heavyweight championship and bring the division into another golden age.

Some inevitably won’t get there.  Boxing is the hardest of all sports, one of few where a whole career can be made or broken on the outcome of a single match. One thing is certain, though: these fighters all have the talent to get the top.

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