Wladimir Klitschko

Born Mar 25, 1976

Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer. Klitschko is the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO & The Ring Heavyweight Champion. His older brother Vitali Klitschko is the current WBC Heavyweight Champion. Klitschko is the longest reigning IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Champion in history with the most title defenses for those organizations. Overall, he is the 5th longest reigning Heavyweight Champion of all time with the 3rd most consecutive title defenses at 13.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Wladimir Klitschko.


1976 Birth Born on March 25, 1976.
1986 10 Years Old Klitschko was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR (now Semey, Kazakhstan). His father, Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko (1947–2011), was a Soviet Air Force major general and a military attaché of Ukraine in Germany; he was also one of the commanders in charge of cleaning up the effects of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and was afterward diagnosed with cancer. … Read More


1993 17 Years Old In 1993, he won the Junior European Championships as a heavyweight.
1994 18 Years Old In 1994, he received 2nd place at the Junior World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
1995 19 Years Old In 1995, he won the gold medal at the Military Championships in Ariccia, Italy, defeating Luan Krasniqi, who he had lost to in the third round of the World Championships in Berlin, Germany earlier that year.


1996 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, he captured 2nd place as a Super Heavyweight at the European Championships in Vejle, Denmark. … Read More
2000 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On 18 March 2000, Wladimir fought Paea Wolfgramm, whom he fought previously in the 1996 Super Heavyweight Olympic Finals. … Read More
2003 27 Years Old Klitschko suffered an upset TKO loss to Corrie Sanders on 8 March 2003 in Hannover, Germany. … Read More
2004 28 Years Old After winning two minor bouts in Germany and enlisting the services of legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward, Klitschko again fought for the vacated WBO title on 10 April 2004, in Las Vegas, against Lamon Brewster. … Read More


2006 - 2007 3 More Events
Klitschko defeated WBO Heavyweight Champion Sultan Ibragimov at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 23 February 2008 to unify the IBF, IBO & WBO Heavyweight titles. … Read More
Klitschko is also recognized as champion by The Ring and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and is considered by many to be the lineal heavyweight champion. He was awarded The Ring championship when he defeated Ruslan Chagaev in 2009. … Read More
Klitschko called out the Briton on YouTube in April 2010, stating, "I want to send this message to boxing fans and directly to David Haye. … Read More
2011 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On 5 January 2011, it was announced that Dereck Chisora would get his fight with Klitschko. … Read More
The fight was rescheduled for 3 March 2012, with Wladimir Klitschko knocking out Jean-Marc Mormeck in the fourth round. … Read More
2013 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Klitschko vs. Povetkin took place in October 2013, his third undefeated consecutive opponent. … Read More
2014 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In his next fight, Klitschko defended his titles against WBO mandatory challenger Alex Leapai on 26 April 2014 in Germany. … Read More
He then faced undefeated American heavyweight Bryant Jennings on April 25, 2015 at Madison Square Garden, defending his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO & The Ring Heavyweight titles. … Read More
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