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Wladimir targets WBC crown

Wladimir Klitschko has revealed he intends to become the first undisputed world heavyweight champion in more than a decade.

The 37-year-old Ukrainian already holds the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO titles and he has now set his sights on the WBC crown left vacant by his brother Vitali earlier this week.

The Klitschko brothers have always steered clear of fighting each other and no boxer has held all the major belts since Britain's Lennox Lewis in 2000.

"It is obviously my aim to bring the WBC title back into the Klitschko family," said Wladimir Klitschko.

Vitali Klitschko vacated his WBC belt on Monday in order to concentrate on politics, but was named champion emeritus, leaving the door open for him to return to the ring one day.

He is unlikely to do so any time soon though as demonstrations continue against the Ukraine government in Kiev.

Klitschko, who plans to run for president in 2015, has been prominent in the protests against president Viktor Yanukovych's decision to shun closer ties with the European Union.