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The top 10 biggest threats to Wladimir Klitschko

Ranking the man best placed to dethrone heavyweight king Klitschko

1. DEONTAY WILDER

With all but one of his 33 wins coming early, this 6ft 7in WBC king has the power to worry anyone in the division.

2. TYSON FURY

The improving, maturing Wilmslow traveller’s 6ft 9in, 260lb frame means he would match up well physically to the Ukrainian.

3. BRYANT JENNINGS

Was a big underdog when he fought Klitschko earlier this year but he perfored better than expected and he has received a real old-school fight education in his Philadelphia hometown.

4. ANTHONY JOSHUA

A superb physical specimen, Watford’s 2012 Olympic champ is still a couple of years away from a world title challenge.

5. JOSEPH PARKER

This 23-year-old, 6ft 4in New Zealander is developing quickly, although he’s feasted mostly on veterans so far.

6. SERGEY KOVALEV

The Russian rules the light-heavy roost, but if he could carry his power with him up into the heavyweights, who knows?

7. CHARLES MARTIN

This 28-year-old Missouri southpaw has slipped under the radar but is world-rated (WBO no. 4, IBF no. 9) and is unbeaten in 21 (one draw).

8. TAISHAN DONG

He’s had only three fights, all against nobodies, but who wouldn’t be worried by a 7ft tall Chinese heavyweight?

9. DOMINIC BREAZEALE

This former gridiron football player has the build (6ft 6 1/2ins, 256lbs) but must learn how to be ruthless in the ring.

10. MAGOMEDRASUL MEDZHIDOV

If Azerbaijan’s double World amateur champion were to strike gold in Rio next year, why not take the plunge into the pros?

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