Wladimir's Crusoe-like journey leads to important test

Wladimir Klitschko has been away from the heavyweight elite for two years. Like Crusoe, Klitschko's survival skills will be tested against Chris Byrd on Saturday, MaxBoxing notes.

Originally Published: April 12, 2006
By Thomas Gerbasi | MaxBoxing.com

In the seminal Daniel Defoe novel "Robinson Crusoe," the title character spends 28 years on an island after being shipwrecked and is forced to survive a number of dicey situations before being rescued. Heavyweight contender Wladimir Klitschko -- who has cited "Crusoe" as one of his favorite books -- hasn't had to face that long an exile from the top of the heavyweight ranks. But sometimes, especially when you've been considered by many to be the savior of a moribund weight class, two years away ...

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