By Peter Owen Nelson (Photo by Will Hart)
Saturday night, at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Wladimir Klitschko (56-3-0) won another belt, but fought for his legacy.
In despoiling the Briton of his WBA belt, Klitschko with his brother Vitali have now successfully unified all four major titles of the heavyweight division (WBA, WBC, WBO, and IBF) - perhaps a defining legacy unto itself. However, after out-jabbing David Haye to an unanimous victory (117-109; 118-108; 116-110), Klitschko finds himself still lacking a signature victory. Klitschko's legacy is now in peril of becoming synonymous with the eventless dominance of his cautious perfection.