When Fury beat Vlad he did so by facing a champion who had an entire era named after him that ended that night. He did so in this champions back yard. He did so in 2015 when this champion was on an 11 year win streak and in that year had been rated #2 POUND FOR POUND by Ring Magazine. He did so when, while less impressive in the Jennings fight, people rated Vladimir very highly and far from over the hill (hence being a huge favorite over Fury). This fight was not competitive and Fury didn't have to get out of first gear (since then he's revealed many, many more tools he could have used that he didn't have to). When Fury won he won by a landslide. Fast forward almost two years later. Vlad no longer has belts. He is now 41 years old and considered by many to be well past his best. He has had, by far, his longest period of inactivity in his entire career. He is not on any pound for pound lists. He travels away from his home base for the first time in a long time. All of this is readily apparent as Klitschko is nearly a 3 to 1 underdog. After being dropped Vlad drops Joshua in what was a fight of inches. When Joshua won it was life and death. These two fighters don't "both have a win over Klitschko" and that's that. That's not how boxing works, and that's not how fighters are rated in a historical context. Context matters. I will never abide fans of a fighter parading around the name of a diminished legend without context. It made me sick when Calzaghe fans did it, and it's becoming very tiring when people discuss AJ.