Wladimir Klitschko

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  • Name: Vladimir Klichko ( Vladimir Klichko )
  • Date of birth: 25 March 1976
  • Age: 40 years
  • Place of birth: Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
  • Height: 198
  • Activity: the boxer, World champion, Olympic champion
  • Marital status: civil marriage

    Wladimir Klitschko: biography

    Wladimir Klitschko — Ukrainian professional boxer, speaking in heavy weight category. He became a multiple World champion under versions WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA, and in 1996 won the Olympic games in the weight category over 91 kilograms. Vladimir has a younger brother boxer and political leader Vitali Klitschko.

    Klitschko was born in Kazakhstan city of Semipalatinsk, where at that time held the next stage of his life father Vladimir Klitschko. Father was in the military, was promoted to the rank of major General of the air force. Mama Hope worked as an elementary school teacher.

    After a few years the family moved to Ukraine, where the head of the family began to work as military attaché of the Embassy of Ukraine. In Kiev Vladimir has an interest in Boxing, and in the 14 years he was in Brovary school of the Olympic reserve, after which he studied at Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky pedagogical Institute. By the way, looking ahead, we say that sports activities Klitschko has always viewed through the prism of science and in 2001 he defended his thesis at the Kiev national University of physical education and sports, becoming candidate of Sciences in physical education and sport.

    Youthful career of the boxer was quite successful. He has won numerous awards and has won enough important tournaments in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and Italy. And in 1996 the young man went to the Olympic games in Atlanta instead of his older brother Vitali, who was disqualified and had their chance. He not just won the gold medal of the Olympics, and became the first man in history of the European race who have won in the heavyweight division.


    Immediately after the Olympics-96 Wladimir Klitschko invited to the sport. The first fights on a professional ring fighter spent with athletes is not the highest rating, and was constantly victorious. In 1998, the Ukrainian fighter started to join the fights at the highest level, and he again did not hit face in the dirt, frequently winning due to the knockout, even in cases when the opponents used dirty tactics. By the way, the ring Klitschko always goes by the song «can’t Stop» by the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers».

    In October 2000, the year Vladimir became the world champion under version WBO by defeating American Chris Byrd. It is noteworthy that the bird shortly before it was struck by Vitali Klitschko. So Volodya was able to avenge his older brother. Later, he defended his title in a bout with American ray Mercer. But another athlete from the United States Lamon Brewster was able to beat Klitschko, although it managed it with great difficulty. Even inflicting strong blows of the Ukrainian, he could not topple Vladimir with feet: Klitschko collapsed in the ring and passed out after the bell, showing character and a strong will. By the way, in the rematch, Brewster lost so clearly that after the 6th round he refused to continue the match.

    In the further career of Vladimir Klitschko met with such strong boxers in the world like David Haye, Jean Marc Mormeck and Ruslan Chagaev, Alexander Povetkin and many others. All of these famous athletes or Vladimir won by knockout, or technical decision.

    In November 2015, Klitschko held his until that last fight with Tyson, Briton ferry. English boxer completely gave the initiative to Vladimir, leading the game «the second number», in fact, all the time defensively. But, oddly enough, this tactic bore fruit: the referee found that Vladimir Klitschko couldn’t beat ferry and gave a technical victory for the British boxer. It’s funny, but the fee of the winner was three times less than the fee lost to Klitschko. The duel of athletes is expected in 2016.

    Personal life

    Officially, Vladimir Klitschko was married only once to the Ukrainian photomodel Alexandra Alisovoy. After the divorce he had a romance with model Alena Gerber and the German singer and actress Yvonne Catterfeld.

    In 2009, Klitschko began Dating a young American actress Hayden Panettiere, but after half a year the couple divorced. However, in the spring of 2013 they renewed their relationship and still live in a civil marriage, although it has several times made statements about wanting to get married.

    In December 2014 Vladimir and Hayden daughter was born, which gave us double-Slavic name – Kaya Evdokia.

    Wladimir Klitschko, unlike his brother, does not want to engage in politics. It is more attracted by creativity: it is for my own pleasure plays percussion and also tried himself as an actor. First, boxer has starred in the music video «Part Of Me» rock musician Chris Cornell, and then appeared in several famous paintings in the episode or as a cameo. Klitschko, for example, can be seen in the blockbuster «ocean’s Eleven», a German Comedy «pretty boy» action movie «Dedication» and a dozen more films.


    Volodymyr Klitschko

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