Klitschko Wants Unification

NEW YORK -- The real champion? Not yet. But close. Wladimir Klitschko's seventh-round knockout of Calvin Brock on Saturday night made for an impressive first defense of the IBF title he took from Chris Byrd in April. Now Klitschko has his sights on the other three heavyweight champions: Shannon Briggs, Nicolai Valuyev and Oleg Maskaev.

"I am interested in unifying the division," he said. "The heavyweight division needs a real champion. I don't consider myself the real champion now. My goal is to get the unification and my goal is that my next fight is a unification fight."

WBO titleholder Briggs was in the audience at Madison Square Garden when Brock was flattened by a left hook-powerhouse right combination. He was impressed and told Klitschko it's time the native of Kazakhstan faced him.

"If Brock would've hit him, he would have given him a black eye," Briggs claimed. "He's vulnerable."

Perhaps. But of all the heavyweight champs, Klitschko has the best resume. And he wants to add to it.

"I want to fight whoever is out there who is the best," he said. "If you're the champion of the world, it means you have to fight everyone in the world."