Wladimir Klitschko K2 Promotions
Nickname: Dr. Steelhammer

Wladimir Klitschko

World Champion Fab 15
Born Mar 25, 1976
Age 38
Height 6'6 1/2"
Reach 81"
Head Trainers Emanuel Steward (previous)
Stance Orthodox
Style boxer / out-fighter
Division Heavyweight
Years Active 1996-Present
Record 62 3 0
NC 0
KOs 52
KO% 80%

  Origin  

Kiev, Ukraine

  Profile  

  Strengths  

Excellent overall skills
Punching power in both hands
Safety-first defense
Well-trained
Strong amateur background 

  Facts  

Wladimir works behind a strong left jab and possesses one of the strongest right crosses in boxing.

Klitschko is a safety first fighter who tends to methodically break down his opponents over a series of rounds.

Wladimir is the longest reigning Heavyweight Champion in history for the IBF, WBO & IBO heavyweight titles, both in measurements of defenses and time.

Klitschko broke Tommy Burns's long-held record of eight consecutive title defenses by knockout.

Klitschko appeared with Lennox Lewis in the motion picture Ocean's Eleven.

Klitschko starred in the music video for Chris Cornell's song "Part of Me" in 2008, alongside rising dancer Carlos Kerr Jr. and Method Man.

In 2009 Klitschko began dating American actress Hayden Panettiere. The couple broke up in May 2011. 

  Major World Titles  

WBO Heavyweight
2000-03

IBF Heavyweight
2006-present

IBO Heavyweight
2006-present

WBO Heavyweight
2008-present

The Ring Heavyweight
20 June 2009-present

WBA Heavyweight
2011-Present 

  Significant Wins  

UD 12 David Haye - 2011
KO 10 Samuel Peter - 2010
KO 12 Eddie Chambers- 2010
RTD 9 Ruslan Chagaev- 2009
UD 12 Sultan Ibragimov- 2008
RTD 6 Lamon Brewster - 2007
UD 12 Samuel Peter - 2005
TKO 8 Francois Botha- 2002
UD 12 Chris Byrd - 2000

  Significant Loses  

TKO 5 Lamon Brewster - 2004
TKO 2 Corrie Sanders - 2003

  Amateur Info  

134 - 6; 65 KOs

Representing Ukraine, Wladimir won a gold medal as a super heavyweight at the 1996 Olympics 

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