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Old 11-15-2012, 03:28 AM   #127
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Default Re: Wladimir Klitschko now holds the record for the longest reign in heavyweight boxi

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Originally Posted by Rumsfeld View Post
I consider him have been linear champ since his rematch win over Byrd. They were basically the two top guys when they faced off. Of course, Wlad was a stylistic nightmare for Chris, but who are you arguing was #1 and #2 at that time?
This is my stance. Chris Byrd was almost universally recognized as #1, no lower than #2, and Wlad, after Peter, #2, no lower then #3.

That's a pretty solid platform for establishing new lineage, honestly.
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