- Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko is a Ukrainian professional boxer
|Born:||25 March 1976 Comment |
|How old is Wladimir Klitschko in 2022? / Age: ||45 years
Wladimir Klitschko Net worth 2022 (estimated)
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Wladimir Klitschko facts
- He is a former world heavyweight champion of three major sanctioning bodies, having held the titles of the WBA, IBF, and WBO (twice); additionally he has held the IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles
- A highly strategic and cerebrally-minded boxer, Klitschko is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time, as well as among the hardest punching knockout artists in the history of the division; his strong jab, straight right hand and left hook being his most formidable weapons
- 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 Emmanuel 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
- In 2006, Klitschko regained a portion of the world heavyweight championship after stopping Chris Byrd in a rematch to win the IBF and IBO titles
- He won the WBO title for a second time by defeating then-unbeaten champion Sultan Ibragimov in 2008
- Following his defeat of Ruslan Chagaev in 2009, Klitschko was awarded the Ring and lineal titles, and lastly he won the WBA title from David Haye in 2011
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