Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko born on 25 March 1976, is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who played from 1996 to 2017. He has won world heavyweight champion for two times, having held the IBF, WBA (Super), and WBO titles, and the Ring magazine, IBO, and lineal titles. An intelligent and strategic boxer, Klitschko is considered as one of the greatest heavyweight champions. He was known for utilizing a strong jab, exceptional knockout power and straight left hand and right hook.
Wladimir Klitschko Parents/Family
Born on Semey (then Semipalatinsk), Kazakhstan (then Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union), his father’s name is Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko, a former Soviet Air Force major general and mother name is Nadezhda Ulyanovna. He has one older brother named Vitali Klitschko, a former professional boxer, Ukrainian Politician, and Mayor of Kiev
Wladimir Klitschko Affairs/Girlfriend
Profile / Wiki / Information
- Full Name: Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko
- Nicknames: Dr. Wladimir, Steel Hammer
- Birthday: March 25, 1976
- Age: 41 years old
- Gender: Male
- Birthplace: Semey, Kazakhstan
- Current Residence: Hamburg, Germany
- Education: Kiev State University
- Profession: former professional boxer
- Nationality: Ukrainian
- Ethnicity/Race: White
- Religion: Unknown
- Girlfriend: Hayden Panettiere
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Zodiac: Aries
- Net Worth: 21.5 Million USD
- Earnings: Not Available
- Height: 6 feet 5½ inch (197 cm)
- Weight: 109 kg (240 lbs.)
- Chest: 48 inch (122 cm)
- Biceps / Arms: 17 inch (43 cm)
Trivia/ Facts that you may not know about Wladimir Klitschko
- Before boxing, he used to work as a school teacher. He taught biology and physical culture.
- He holds the title of being the first boxer to have 29 heavyweight title fights. Klitschko is the first fighter to have defeated twelve boxers with 0 loss.
- By the time Klitschko retired in August 2017, he had participated in sixty-nine professional boxing fights and had won 64. He won 53 fights with knockout.
- In 2002 and 2007, his brother and Klitschko were awarded humanitarian awards for the charitable work and social activism done through their Sport for Good projects.
- He loves to play golf and has been a participant in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
- Klitschko never faced his older brother in a professional boxing match because their mother had made them promise not to do that.
- He has successfully defended 23 title which made him the second most successful heavyweight boxer after American boxer Joe Louis, who successfully defended 25 title.
- Klitschko holds the world record for the longest combined world championship reign (4,383 days) in boxing history.
- In September 2015, Klitschko was ranked as the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound by BoxRec.
- Klitschko and his brother, Vitali Klitschko have done charity work for UNESCO.