Wladimir Klitschko – 43: a success story of a legend of world Boxing

Wladimir Klitschko on 25 March celebrates its 43 anniversary. The legendary boxer has already completed a career as a professional athlete, however, rumors about his return to the sport did not subside. Sport 24 has collected the most interesting material about the biography of “Dr. Steel hammer”.
Biography Of Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko born 25 March 1976 in the Kazakh city of Semipalatinsk, where at that time held the next stage of his life father Vladimir Klitschko. The father was a soldier, he rose to the rank of major General of the air force. Mama Hope worked as an elementary school teacher.


Wladimir Klitschko with his parents

After a few years the family moved to Ukraine, where the head of the family began to work as military attaché of the Embassy of Ukraine. In Kiev Vladimir has an interest in Boxing, and in the 14 years he was in Brovary school of the Olympic reserve.


Wladimir Klitschko with his brother Vitali in childhood

The first steps in the sport

Vladimir started Boxing at the age of 13. In a short time has achieved considerable success: at 17, won the title of champion of Europe among juniors, five-time champion of Ukraine, in 1995 in Italy won the gold medal at the first World military games, and in 1996 became the silver medalist of the European championship. Wladimir Klitschko won the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the Olympic games 1996 in Atlanta. This victory for the Motherland was awarded the order “For courage”.


Olympic champion Vladimir Klitschko // Getty Images

In the biography of Vladimir Klitschko won many high titles. Among them the title of Intercontinental champion under version WBC (1998, 2000), according to WBА (1999 – 2000, 2003), according to WBО (2000 – 2003). Vladimir is a champion of Europe (1999), the world champion under version IBF/IBO (2006).

Professional career

Professional debut of Vladimir took place on 16 November 1996, one day with pridebut his older brother Vitali. In the German city of Hamburg Vladimir knocked out Fabian Meza in the first round of meetings. From this day on 2004, Wladimir and Vitali were soldiers of the German promotion company Universum Box-Promotions under the management of Klaus-Peter Kohl.

Watch the video first professional fight in the career of Wladimir Klitschko

The next sixteen fights Vladimir finished by knockout in his favor. The exception was only Carlos Monroe. In the first battle of the American was disqualified for a headbutt. After a year, Klitschko defeated Monroe via TKO.

In October 2000 Vladimir became the world champion under version WBO by defeating American Chris Byrd. It is noteworthy that shortly before Byrd beat Vitali Klitschko. So Volodya was able to avenge his older brother.


Wladimir Klitschko defeated Chris Byrd // Photo: boxingnewsonlin

He later defended his title in a bout with American ray Mercer. But another athlete from the United States Leymon Brewster was able to beat Klitschko, although it managed it with great difficulty. Even inflicting severe blows to the Ukrainian, he could not topple Vladimir with feet: Klitschko collapsed in the ring and passed out after the bell, showing character and a strong will. By the way, in the rematch Brewster was losing so clearly, that after the 6 round he refused to continue the match.

The date of birth of the great champion Vladimir Klitschko is to consider 24 September 2005. It was then 29-year-old Ukrainian met in fight for the vacant title of world champion under version WBO with a powerful 25-year-old Nigerian Samuel Peter. Sam sent three times Wladimir Klitschko down. At some point it seemed that this will be a continuation of the previous horrors. But Klitschko recovered in the second half of the fight outboxed opponents so openly that preference to Vladimir the judges gave unanimously.

In the further career of Vladimir Klitschko met with the strongest boxers in the world. Opponents Klitschko was David Haye, Jean Marc Mormeck and Ruslan Chagaev, Alexander Povetkin and more. All these famous athletes Vladimir has won by either knockout or technical decision.

In November 2015, Klitschko had a fight with Briton Tyson fury. English boxer completely gave the initiative to Vladimir, leading the game “the second number”, in fact, all the time defensively. But, oddly enough, this tactic has borne fruit: the judges felt that Vladimir Klitschko defeated fury, and gave the victory by points to British boxer. It’s funny, but the fee of the winner was three times less than the fee Klitschko.


Wladimir Klitschko lost to Tyson fury

Ten years unbeaten, championship belts for all versions except one. And the defeat by Tyson fury. After him, in fact, it was worth a go. But after so many years of continuous victory to accept defeat hard. So in 2017, and there was a fight with Anthony Joshua, who he lost.

Best knockouts in the career of Wladimir Klitschko: watch the video

The last fight of Wladimir Klitschko became one of the best in his career. Career, in which instead of 69 fights, and only five were losing. In a rematch Vladimir decided not to.

3 August 2017 Wladimir Klitschko announced the end of sports career.

Personal life

Officially, Vladimir Klitschko was married twice. The first wife of boxer has become Ukrainian fashion model Alexandra Avezova. After the divorce he had a romance with model Elena Gerber and the German singer and actress Yvonne Catterfeld.

Also Vladimir was in a relationship with actress Hayden, Pannetiere. The first relationship pair done back in 2009, but after a year and a half with Hayden in one of his interviews said that more of her with the boxer champion are not United by anything. However, in the spring of 2013 Klitschko and Pannetiere back together.

The wedding they planned for 14 December 2013, but plans are corrected by the Revolution of Dignity. During a confrontation in the center of the Ukrainian capital, where Vladimir came with Hayden, the loving couple said that getting married after the Maidan will win. Soon after, 9th of December of 2014, the couple had a daughter who was named Kaya Evdokia.


Wladimir Klitschko with Hayden, Pannetiere and daughter

Wladimir Klitschko and Hayden panettiere decided to cancel their engagement in August 2018. While nothing about their relationship is unknown.

What does Wladimir Klitschko after retirement?

After a professional career of boxer Vladimir Klitschko began to teach at the Swiss University of St. Gallen. Vladimir has developed and teaches a course called CAS Change & Innovation Management.


Wladimir Klitschko teaches at the University of

In 2018 Ukrainian boxer presented his book entitled “call Management”, which talks about how to achieve your goals.

Wladimir Klitschko all free time devotes four year old daughter, just recently they went on a vacation to Barbados.


Wladimir Klitschko daughter

In my 43 years Wladimir Klitschko is in good physical shape, the secret of the Ukrainian champion is simple: exercise and active leisure. Our boxer plays Golf, rides a surfboard, conquers the desert on Quad bikes.


Wladimir Klitschko on vacation

Vladimir and his older brother Vitali 15 years ago was organized by all-Ukrainian charitable Foundation “Klitschko Foundation”, which aims to promote sport and healthy lifestyle in Ukraine.

The return of Wladimir Klitschko in Boxing?

In March 2018 the streaming platform DAZN offered Klitschko a contract in the amount of $ 40 million for the return to the ring.

Boxer supposedly earn the money, if you hold three games as a professional, which can occur in 2019 in may, September and December. According to one of the items, a prerequisite for the next battle is to win in the previous meeting.

The first match scheduled to be held in Germany against top-10 world ranking. The second and the third is revenge against the British Anthony Joshua and Tyson fury, whom Klitschko will have to fight in London at Wembley stadium.

Amid speculation the network began to appear photos of the training of Ukrainian boxer. On one of the photos, Vladimir is one of his former coaches Sergey Gorodnichev at the Olympic base in Koncha-Zaspa.

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Later it appeared that Vladimir Klitschko can get three games to two billion hryvnia. DAZN streaming company made the best offer Ukrainian. Now at stake is $ 80 million.

Wladimir Klitschko has not yet responded to the offer DAZN.

Wladimir Klitschko returns to the ring: watch the video

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