It's quite fashionable, of course, among many boxing fans to be entirely derogatory toward the Klitschkos, but personally I think it has grown tiresome. Are they among my favorite all-time heavyweights? Not by a long shot. But do I think people have denied them their due? Certainly. They are powerful, skillful forces in the ring, and their lengthy reign in the sport is no fluke.
It's funny how people act like a huge drop-off in the quality of the sport occurred the minute Lennox Lewis retired. I guess they forget that Lewis's last fight was against Vitali, and that he (Lewis) was trailing on all three scorecards before the fight had to be stopped in the 6th b/c Klitschko was badly cut. (BTW, I thought Lewis's poorest hour & ironically Larry Merchant's best was in that post-fight interview.)
My point is not that the OP is right in calling them "the best", but that he is right in feeling they have been slighted by many.
“I was always very cocky, but I found then that I needed God – that I needed to depend on Someone else.” – Paul Anderson
“Let not the strong man boast of his strength.” – Jeremiah 9:23