Vitali Klitschko is a renowned former professional boxer and is a Ukrainian politician. He is the fourth boxer besides Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield, and Lennox Lewis to win a heavyweight belt for three times. He is also the first professional boxer to have the Ph.D. degree. He is the second longest reining WBC Heavyweight Champion and the third longest individual WBC heavyweight title streak of all time at 9 consecutive defenses
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early life[edit | edit source]
Vitali Klitschko is a son of Vladimir Klitschko who was a Soviet Air Force Colonel and Nadezhda Ulyanovna, his mother, was an attendant. He has a younger brother named Wladimir and is known for their strong brotherly bond. As a child, he has traveled much of the Soviet Union with his family and has spent almost whole childhood in the army garrisons. He is a graduate of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Pedagogical University and has completed his master’s degree from National Academy of State Administration of the President of Ukraine.
Vitali Klitschko and Wladimir are known as Klitschko brothers. They are proud to be a Ukrainian and they are friends with world-renowned personalities including Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Jon Bon Jovi and many others. Both the brothers are Ph.D. holders and speak Russian, Ukrainian, German, and English.
Boxing career[edit | edit source]
Vitali Klitschko started boxing at the age of 14. He took part in world amateur championship of WAKO in 1993. He won his first championship in 1995 at the first World Military Games. He also won the silver at 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Germany. His professional boxing career started in 1996. His professional boxing career is also very successful. He has fought forty-seven matches in professional boxing winning forty-five of them among which forty-one wins are by KO.
Also known as Dr. Ironfist, Vitali Klitschko has won three world heavyweight boxing champions standing the fourth boxer to make this record. He stepped back from boxing since 2013. However, he was announced champion emeritus meaning he can fight directly in the WBC Heavyweight Champion if he wants to return to boxing.
Vitali Klitschko has received numbers of awards and recognition for his record holding professional boxing career. Vitali was paid a handsome salary and has the net worth of 20 million Euros.
Record and Statistics[edit | edit source]
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Name: Vitali Klitschko
Boxing Record[edit | edit source]
Wins by KO: 41
No contests: 0