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Wladimir Klitschko boxer

Wladimir Klitschko image
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1996-11-16
Born 1976-03-25
Nationality Ukraine
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
bouts
69
won
64
lost
5
draw
0
bouts
69
won
64
lost
5
draw
0
Status inactive
Division heavyweight
Height 6′ 6″/198cm
Reach 81″/206cm
Debut 1996-11-16
Born 1976-03-25
Nationality Ukraine
Residence Kiev, Ukraine

Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko (born 25 March 1976) is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017. He held the world heavyweight championship twice, including the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine and lineal titles. A strategic and intelligent boxer, Klitschko is considered to be one of the best heavyweight champions of all time. He was known for his exceptional knockout power, using a strong jab, straight right hand and left hook, as well as excellent footwork and mobility, unusual for boxers of his size.As an amateur, Klitschko represented Ukraine at the 1996 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division. After turning professional later that year, he defeated Chris Byrd in 2000 to win the WBO heavyweight title. Klitschko's first reign as champion ended in an upset knockout loss to Corrie Sanders in 2003, which was followed by another knockout loss to Lamon Brewster in 2004. It was during this time that Klitschko hired Emanuel Steward as his trainer, which began an eight-year partnership that lasted until Steward's death in 2012. In particular, Steward was credited with Klitschko's transition from an aggressive puncher to a more defensively-oriented boxer, much as he had done with Lennox Lewis in 1995 to 2003.

Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko (born 25 March 1976) is a Ukrainian former professional boxer who competed from 1996 to 2017. He held the world heavyweight championship twice, including the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine and lineal titles. A strategic and intelligent boxer, Klitschko is considered to be one of the best heavyweight champions of all time. He was known for his exceptional knockout power, using a strong jab, straight right hand and left hook, as well as excellent footwork and mobility, unusual for boxers of his size.As an amateur, Klitschko represented Ukraine at the 1996 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division. After turning professional later that year, he defeated Chris Byrd in 2000 to win the WBO heavyweight title. Klitschko's first reign as champion ended in an upset knockout loss to Corrie Sanders in 2003, which was followed by another knockout loss to Lamon Brewster in 2004. It was during this time that Klitschko hired Emanuel Steward as his trainer, which began an eight-year partnership that lasted until Steward's death in 2012. In particular, Steward was credited with Klitschko's transition from an aggressive puncher to a more defensively-oriented boxer, much as he had done with Lennox Lewis in 1995 to 2003.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
April 29, 2017 Anthony Joshua WWWWWW Wembley Stadium, Wembley LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 28, 2015 Tyson Fury WWWWWW ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 25, 2015 Bryant Jennings WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association Super World Heavyweight

(supervisor: Gilberto Jesus Mendoza)World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 15, 2014 Kubrat Pulev WWWWWW O2 World Arena, Altona International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

(supervisor: Daryl Peoples)International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association Super World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
April 26, 2014 Alex Leapai LWWWWW Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 5, 2013 Alexander Povetkin WWWWWW Olimpiyskiy, Moscow WIN
Unanimous decision
May 4, 2013 Francesco Pianeta WWWWWW SAP-Arena, Mannheim WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 10, 2012 Mariusz Wach WWWWWW O2 World Arena, Altona WIN
Unanimous decision
July 7, 2012 Tony Thompson LWWWWW Stade de Suisse, Berne WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 2012 Jean Marc Mormeck WWLWWW ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf WIN
KO
July 2, 2011 David Haye WWWWWW Imtech-Arena, Altona International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Association Super World Heavyweight

(supervisor: Gilberto Jesus Mendoza)World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 11, 2010 Samuel Peter LLWWWW Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 20, 2010 Eddie Chambers LWWWWW ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
June 20, 2009 Ruslan Chagaev WWWWWW Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

(supervisor: Marian W Muhammad)International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 13, 2008 Hasim Rahman LWWWW SAP-Arena, Mannheim International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 12, 2008 Tony Thompson WWWWWW Color Line Arena, Altona International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 2008 Sultan Ibragimov WWDWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 7, 2007 Lamon Brewster WWWWWL Kolnarena, Cologne International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 10, 2007 Ray Austin WWDWWD SAP-Arena, Mannheim International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 11, 2006 Calvin Brock WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 22, 2006 Chris Byrd WWWDWW SAP-Arena, Mannheim International Boxing Federation World Heavyweight

vacant International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 24, 2005 Samuel Peter WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City NABF Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 23, 2005 Eliseo Castillo WWWWWW Arena Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 2004 DaVarryl Williamson WWWLWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
TD
April 10, 2004 Lamon Brewster LWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas vacant World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 20, 2003 Danell Nicholson WWLWWW Ostseehalle, Kiel World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 30, 2003 Fabio Eduardo Moli WWWLWW Olympiahalle, Munich vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 8, 2003 Corrie Sanders WWWLWW Preussag Arena, Hannover World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 7, 2002 Jameel McCline WWWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
June 29, 2002 Ray Mercer WWWWWW Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 2002 Frans Botha WLWWWW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 2001 Charles Shufford WLWWWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 24, 2001 Derrick Jefferson WWWLLW Rudi Sedlmayer Halle, Munich WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 2000 Chris Byrd LWWWWW Kolnarena, Cologne World Boxing Organisation World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 15, 2000 Monte Barrett WWWLWW London Arena, Millwall WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 2000 David Bostice LWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 18, 2000 Paea Wolfgramm WLWWWW Sporthalle, Alsterdorf vacant World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 4, 1999 Lajos Eros LWWWWW Stadionsporthalle, Hannover EBU European Heavyweight

World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 12, 1999 Phil Jackson WWWWLL Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Sept. 25, 1999 Axel Schulz LWWWWW Kolnarena, Cologne vacant EBU European Heavyweight

World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1999 Joseph Chingangu LWWWLW Philips Halle, Düsseldorf vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
May 22, 1999 Tony LaRosa WWWWLL Sportpalace, Budapest WIN
Technical knockout
April 24, 1999 Everett Martin LLLLLL Circus Krone, Munich WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1999 Zoran Vujicic WWWWWW Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart WIN
KO
Dec. 5, 1998 Ross Puritty WWLLLW Sport Palace, Kiev World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 14, 1998 Donnell Wingfield WWLWWW Circus Krone, Munich World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 3, 1998 Eli Dixon LWWLWW Prinz-Garden Halle, Augsburg WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1998 Steve Pannell WWWWWL Arena Oberhausen, Oberhausen WIN
KO
Aug. 6, 1998 Carlos Monroe WWLLWL Grand Casino Avoyelles, Marksville WIN
Technical knockout
July 10, 1998 Najee Shaheed WWWWWW Circus Krone, Munich World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
May 23, 1998 Cody Koch WWWWLW Oberrheinhalle, Offenburg World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
March 14, 1998 Everett Martin LWLWLL Sporthalle, Wandsbek World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 14, 1998 Marcus McIntyre WWWWLW Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart vacant World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1997 Derrick Lampkins WLLWWL Oberrheinhalle, Offenburg vacant World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 13, 1997 Ladislav Husarik LLLLWW Sporthalle, Alsterdorf vacant World Boxing Council International Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1997 Jerry Halstead WLWLLL Stadthalle, Offenbach WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 1997 Marcos Gonzalez LLLLLW Stadthalle, Cottbus WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1997 James Pritchard WLLWLL Tivoli Eissporthalle, Aachen WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 23, 1997 Biko Botowamungu WWWLLL Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart WIN
DQ
July 12, 1997 Gilberto Williamson WWDDLL Berlethalle, Hagen WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1997 Salvador Maciel WLLLLL Oberrheinhalle, Offenburg WIN
KO
June 13, 1997 Paul Ashley LWDWWL Arena Oberhausen, Oberhausen WIN
KO
May 10, 1997 Mark Wills LLLLLL Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt WIN
KO
April 12, 1997 Mark Young LLLWLL Eurogress, Aachen WIN
Corner retirement
Feb. 15, 1997 Carlos Monroe WWWWLW Stadthalle, Cottbus WIN
DQ
Jan. 25, 1997 Troy Weida DWWWWW Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 21, 1996 Bill Corrigan LLLWLL Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 30, 1996 Exum Speight WWLLDL Nova Arena, Wiener Neustadt WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 16, 1996 Fabian Meza WWDLWW Sporthalle, Wandsbek WIN
KO