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Short Jabs

Champion Klitschko, for all the excitement this bout generated,
could be stranded in a future of nonsense bouts because the other
three heavyweight champions, the WBO's Lamon Brewster, IBF's
Chris Byrd (right) and the WBA's John Ruiz, are promoted by Don
King.... James Toney, making a comeback as a heavyweight,
pronounced the bout "garbage" but begged HBO honchos to deal him
in for some of the same.... The K2 camp was busy floating rumors
that Wladimir may have been drugged before the Brewster bout. "We
are waiting for blood tests," Vitali said, quite seriously,
before his bout.