Re: What if the Klitschkos never entered boxing?
An American boxer like Tony Thompson who actually has some skills and heart as demonstrated in the first Wlad fight would have strung up a few victories as dominant champ and the U.S. boxing media would show his every fight on H.B.O. They would talk up his potential all-time greatness and discuss him as the next evolution of boxing, men bigger and stronger than past champions like Ali and Foreman. He would then get whipped by a David Haye and the U.S. and Brit press would talk up Haye as the next Ali but with the power and strength of a Joe Frazier or Liston. No exaggeration; that's exactly what would have happened if the Klitschkos hadn't begun their reign of terror a decade ago.