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'''Trainer:'''  [[Fritz Sdunek]]<br>  
 
'''Trainer:'''  [[Fritz Sdunek]]<br>  
 
'''Manager:'''  Self<br>
 
'''Manager:'''  Self<br>
'''Cut Man:''' Joe Souza  
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*'''Vitali Klitschko''' (Ukrainian: ''Vitaliy Volodymyrovych Klychko''), is a former [[WBC Heavyweight Champion]].
 
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Vitali Klitschko (Ukrainian: ?????? ??????? ?????????????), is a former [[WBC]] heavyweight champion.
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==Retirement==
 
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Klitschko announced his retirement on November 9, 2005, after undergoing knee surgery, which had postponed his scheduled November 12, 2005 title defense against [[Hasim Rahman]]. Klitschko had been plagued by injuries in 2005, having had to cancel two previous bouts with Rahman due to thigh and back problems. Following his third postponement, Klitschko had been given an ultimatum by the [[WBC]] to face Rahman within 60 days or have his title awarded to Rahman, who had become the interim champion. However, Klitschko was expected to have a recovery time of six months due to the knee surgery on his ligament.
Klitschko announced his retirement on November 9, 2005, after undergoing knee surgery which postponed his scheduled November 12, 2005 WBC heavyweight title defense against [[Hasim Rahman]]. Klitschko had been plagued by injuries in 2005, having had to cancel two other previous bouts with Rahman due to thigh and back problems. Following his third postponement, Klitschko had been given an ultimatum by the WBC to face Rahman within 60 days, or have his title awarded to Rahman, who had become the interim champion. However, Klitschko was expected to have a recovery time of six months due to the knee surgery on his ligament.
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== Political Aspirations ==
 
== Political Aspirations ==
Klitschko has expressed a desire to enter politics in his native country Ukraine. He ran for mayor of Kiev and parliament in the Ukranian elections on March 26, 2006. Klitschko is a supporter of current Ukranian president Viktor Yushchenko and his party, ''Our Ukraine'', and was seen at Yuschenko's side during the 2004 Orange Revolution, which ultimately resulted in Yuschenko's election as president. Preliminary results indicated that Klitschko received 22% of the vote for mayor in the election; placing him in a tie for 2nd with incumbent mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko, but trailing lawmaker Leonid Chernovetskiy, who received 30%. Klitschko's aspirations for parliament were also unsuccesful, as his party appeared to have recieved less than the 3%, necessary to earn representation in the new parliament.
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Klitschko has expressed a desire to enter politics in his native country, Ukraine. He ran for mayor of Kiev and parliament in the Ukrainian elections on March 26, 2006.  
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Klitschko is a supporter of current Ukranian president Viktor Yushchenko and his party, ''Our Ukraine''. Klitschko was seen at Yushchenko's side during the 2004 Orange Revolution, which ultimately resulted in Yushchenko's election as president.  
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Preliminary results indicated that Klitschko received 22% of the vote for mayor in the election; placing him in a tie for 2nd with incumbent mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko, but trailing lawmaker Leonid Chernovetskiy, who received 30%. Klitschko's aspirations for parliament were also unsuccessful, as his party appeared to have received less than the 3% necessary to earn representation in the new parliament.
  
 
==Amateur Highlights==
 
==Amateur Highlights==
*'''1995''' won the Silver Medal at the World Championships at super heavyweight in Berlin. Results were:
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*1995 Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Results:
 
** Defeated [[Gitas Juskevicius]] (Lithuania) RSC-2
 
** Defeated [[Gitas Juskevicius]] (Lithuania) RSC-2
 
** Defeated [[Attila Levin]] (Sweden) DSQ-2
 
** Defeated [[Attila Levin]] (Sweden) DSQ-2
 
** Defeated [[Rene Monse]] (Germany) PTS (6-5)
 
** Defeated [[Rene Monse]] (Germany) PTS (6-5)
 
** Lost to [[Alexei Lezin]] (Russia) PTS (3-12)
 
** Lost to [[Alexei Lezin]] (Russia) PTS (3-12)
 
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*1995 Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Military World Championships in Ariccia, Italy. Results:
*'''1995''' won the Gold Medal at the Military World Championships in Ariccia, Italy at super heavywweight. Results were:
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** Defeated [[Kenneth Horsley]] (USA) AB-1
 
** Defeated [[Kenneth Horsley]] (USA) AB-1
 
** Defeated [[Svilen Rusinov]] (Bulgaria) RSC-1
 
** Defeated [[Svilen Rusinov]] (Bulgaria) RSC-1
 
** Defeated [[Drago Mijic]] (Croatia) WO
 
** Defeated [[Drago Mijic]] (Croatia) WO
 
** Defeated [[Alexei Lezin]] (Russia) PTS (10-6)
 
** Defeated [[Alexei Lezin]] (Russia) PTS (10-6)
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'''Amateur Record:''' 210 Fights, 195 Wins (80 inside the distance)
  
 
== Miscellaneous Info ==  
 
== Miscellaneous Info ==  
 
*Brother of fellow boxer [[Wladimir Klitschko]]
 
*Brother of fellow boxer [[Wladimir Klitschko]]
 
*Son of an Ukrainian Army General
 
*Son of an Ukrainian Army General
*Amateur Record: 210 Fights, 195 Wins (80 KOs)
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*Before his boxing career, Klitschko was a kickboxing world champion
*Earned a PhD in Physical Education
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*Earned a Ph.D. in Sports Science
*Before his Boxing Career multiple kickboxing world champion
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
*[http://www.newsone.ca/piercelandherald/stories/index.php?action=fullnews&id=157079 Ex-Heavyweight champ wants to be mayor]
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*[http://www.saddoboxing.com/2433-vitali-klitschko-retires-boxing-surgery.html Vitali Klitschko Retires From Boxing Following Surgery]
*[http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/more/03/27/klitschko.mayor.ap/ Klitschko conceded in Kiev mayoral reace]
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*[http://blog.kievukraine.info/2006/03/klitschko-concedes-defeat-in-kiev.html Klitschko Concedes Defeat In Kiev Mayoral Race]
  
 
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Revision as of 22:02, 13 July 2008

Vitali Klitschko

Name: Vitali Klitschko
Alias: Dr. Ironfist
Birth Name: Vitali Volodymyrovych Klychko
Born: 1971-07-19
Birthplace: Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 7″   /   201cm
Reach: 79″   /   201cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Fritz Sdunek
Manager: Self
Cut Man: Joe Souza


Retirement

Klitschko announced his retirement on November 9, 2005, after undergoing knee surgery, which had postponed his scheduled November 12, 2005 title defense against Hasim Rahman. Klitschko had been plagued by injuries in 2005, having had to cancel two previous bouts with Rahman due to thigh and back problems. Following his third postponement, Klitschko had been given an ultimatum by the WBC to face Rahman within 60 days or have his title awarded to Rahman, who had become the interim champion. However, Klitschko was expected to have a recovery time of six months due to the knee surgery on his ligament.

Political Aspirations

Klitschko has expressed a desire to enter politics in his native country, Ukraine. He ran for mayor of Kiev and parliament in the Ukrainian elections on March 26, 2006.

Klitschko is a supporter of current Ukranian president Viktor Yushchenko and his party, Our Ukraine. Klitschko was seen at Yushchenko's side during the 2004 Orange Revolution, which ultimately resulted in Yushchenko's election as president.

Preliminary results indicated that Klitschko received 22% of the vote for mayor in the election; placing him in a tie for 2nd with incumbent mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko, but trailing lawmaker Leonid Chernovetskiy, who received 30%. Klitschko's aspirations for parliament were also unsuccessful, as his party appeared to have received less than the 3% necessary to earn representation in the new parliament.

Amateur Highlights

Amateur Record: 210 Fights, 195 Wins (80 inside the distance)

Miscellaneous Info

  • Brother of fellow boxer Wladimir Klitschko
  • Son of an Ukrainian Army General
  • Before his boxing career, Klitschko was a kickboxing world champion
  • Earned a Ph.D. in Sports Science

Sources


Preceded by:
Herbie Hide
WBO Heavyweight Champion
1999 Jun 26 – 2000 Apr 1
Succeeded by:
Chris Byrd
Preceded by:
Lennox Lewis
Retired
WBC Heavyweight Champion
2004 Apr 24 – 2005 Nov 9
Retired
Succeeded by:
Hasim Rahman