Wladimir Klitschko

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Name: Wladimir Klitschko
Alias: Dr Steelhammer
Birth Name: Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine
Birthplace: Zhangiztobe, Kazakhstan
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 198cm
Reach: 206cm
Promoter: Record
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainers: Fritz Sdunek (1996-2003), Emanuel Steward (2004-2012), Johnathon Banks (2012-2017)
Promoters: Klaus-Peter Kohl (Universum Box-Promotion) (1996-2004), K2 Promotions (2004-2017)
Wladimir Klitschko Gallery

Amateur Career

Klitschko at the 1996 Olympics
  • Amateur Record: 134 wins (65 inside the distance) and 6 losses
  • 1993 Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Junior European Championships in Saloniki, Greece. Results:
  • 1994 Heavyweight Silver Medalist at the Junior World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Results:
  • 1995 World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Results:
  • 1995 Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Military World Championships in Ariccia, Italy. Results:
  • 1996 Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist at the European Championships in Vejle, Denmark. Results:
  • 1996 Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist for the Ukraine at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Results:

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC International heavyweight title x2
  • WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title x2
  • EBU (European) heavyweight title
  • NABF heavyweight title
  • WBO NABO heavyweight title
  • IBO World heavyweight title (2006 Apr 22-2015 Nov 28; 17 defense)

World Titles

  • (2) WBO World Heavyweight Title (2000 Oct 14 – 2003 Mar 8; 5 defenses,2008 Feb 23 – 2015 Nov 28; 14 defenses)
  • IBF World Heavyweight Title (2006 Apr 22 – 2015 Nov 28; 18 defenses)
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Title (2011 Jul 2 – 2015 Nov 28; 8 defenses)

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Heavyweight Title (June 20, 2009 – November 28, 2015)

Lineal titles

Professional Record

Championship Record

Non-Paper Championship Record

  • 23 opponents (18 by KO) beaten for the World Heavyweight Title.
    • 1st reign - 6* opponents (5 by KO) between 14 October 2000 and 8 March 2003
    • 2nd reign - 18* opponents (13 by KO) between 22 April 2006 and 28 November 2015
    • One opponent (Chris Byrd) beaten during 1st (by UD) and 2nd (by KO) reign.

Variant Record


The Klitschko Brothers
  • Wladimir Klitschko is a former World Heavyweight Champion. He has held the titles of the WBO (twice), IBF, WBA (Super title) and The Ring magazine.
  • Klitschko has defeated 23 opponents for the World Heavyweight Championship, more than any other heavyweight in history.
  • Klitschko has won 25 World Heavyweight Title fights, the second most in heavyweight history.
  • Klitschko holds the longest combined World Heavyweight Championship reign in history. He was the champion for 4 382 days (12 years).
  • Klitschko held the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles longer than any other fighter in history, and he is the second longest-reigning heavyweight champion of all-time. Klitschko's reign of nine years, seven months and seven days is second only to the reign of Joe Louis, who was champion for 11 years, eight months and eight days.
  • Klitschko successfully defended the WBO and IBF heavyweight titles more than any other fighter: he defended the WBO title 19 times (five during his first reign and 14 during his second reign) and the IBF title 18 times. Only Joe Louis (25 defenses) and Larry Holmes (20 defenses) have made more.
  • Klitschko won the vacant Ring magazine heavyweight championship when he defeated Ruslan Chagaev on June 20, 2009.
  • He is the younger brother of former WBO, WBC and Ring magazine heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
  • After Wladimir's win over David Haye on July 2, 2011, all the major heavyweight belts were simultaneously owned by the Klitschko brothers, making them the first brothers to so.
  • Klitschko announced his retirement on the 3 August, 2017 at the age of 41.

Career Earnings

  • Forbes Magazine list of the world's highest paid athletes, Klitschko's placements:
  • ESPN list of the world's highest paid athletes, Klitschko's placements:
    • 2013: #20 with $24 million<ref name=min-earnings-2013>guaranteed minimum for Pianeta ($6.5 million) and Povetkin ($17.5 million) bouts</ref>

External Links

Preceded by:
Chris Byrd
WBO Heavyweight Champion
2000 Oct 14 – 2003 Mar 8
Succeeded by:
Corrie Sanders
Preceded by:
Chris Byrd
IBF Heavyweight Champion
2006 Apr 22 – 2015 Nov 28
Succeeded by:
Tyson Fury
Preceded by:
Lennox Lewis
IBO Heavyweight Champion
2006 Apr 22 – 2015 Nov 28
Succeeded by:
Tyson Fury
Preceded by:
Sultan Ibragimov
WBO Heavyweight Champion
2008 Feb 23 – 2015 Nov 28
Succeeded by:
Tyson Fury
Preceded by:
David Haye
Lost bid for Super Championship
WBA Heavyweight Champion
Super Champion

2011 Jul 2 – 2015 Nov 28
Succeeded by:
Tyson Fury
Super Champion