Re: Are the Klit Brothers ATG?
The K Brothers have marked the heavyweight division forever. Two brothers holding belts was an interesting tale. Two brothers holding belts at the same time was amazing. Two brothers holding ALL the belts (plus The Ring Belt) at the same time is incredible and great.
These men have marked the heavyweight division so much...They represent the massive wave of eastern europeans that now DOMINATE the division. Things have changed a lot in 10 years. I can't think of many men who represent so much change: Jim Corbett, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali.
Of course, their historical meaning has not much to do with their ATG ranking. But ****!...They also rank very high. Head-to-head, not many heavyweights would beat them.
Both are hall of famers. That can't be disputed.
And if we rank them in ATG Heavyweight lists, Wladimir must be in the Top10 and Vitali in the Top15 or Top20, among guys like Patterson, Schmeling, Bowe, etc.