"I really feel the spirit of Emanuel Steward is still with us," Klitschko said.
Steward liked heavyweights and he trained some of the best, including Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield. History remembers them as exciting fighters who weren't afraid of a big scrap.
How history will treat the Klitschkos remains to be seen.
They've promised their mother never to fight each other, so the one intriguing bout of their careers will never happen. There aren't many good up-and-coming young heavyweights, either, meaning the Klitschko reign could go on for years.
So while they won't be remembered among the heavyweight greats, like Ali and Frazier, they may be recalled for sucking all the air out of a division that used to mean something.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg
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