Wladimir Klitschko: Ukrainian professional boxer
Wladimir Klitschko: ‘My country is suffering’
“My motivation was to get out. I just wanted to see the world. You had to be a politician or an athlete to travel outside of the Soviet Union and to cross the border. As a regular citizen you couldn’t make it. So I decided okay, I’m too young to be a politician, but for an athlete it’s just perfect.” – Wladimir Klitschko
Wladimir Klitschko was born March 25, 1976, is a Ukrainian professional boxer who competes in the heavyweight division. He is a multiple-time world champion.
Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko; born 19 July 1971, Belovodsk, Kyrgyzstan is a Ukrainian politician and the present Mayor of Kiev (the capital and most significant city in Ukraine), leader of the Kiev City State Administration and former professional boxer.
The Klitschko brothers have dominated the heavyweight division of boxing at a rate that we’ve by no means seen before. Older brother Vitali, known as Dr. Ironfist, has never before been knocked down in any professional fight and possesses the WBC Heavyweight title. Younger brother Wladimir, referred to as Dr. Steelhammer, is the longest-reigning Heavyweight champion in history and has collected the IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and WBA Super Heavyweight belts.
Not only are these brothers the very first package of brothers to maintain world titles at the same time, on the other hand what truly makes them unique competitors is their mental approach to the game. Both have Ph.Ds in sports science, both speak several languages fluently and both are esteemed, smart contenders.
Wladimir Klitschko Facts
|Education:||PhD Sports Science|
|Management:||Klitschko Management Group|
|Pro record:||Fights 66 W 63 (54 KOs) – L 3|
|Amateur record:||Fights 140, W 134|
|Height:||6′ 6½″ / 198 cm|
|Reach:||81″ / 206 cm|