Wladimir Klitschko is a popular Ukrainian professional boxer. Wladimir Klitschko claimed to fame after holding the titles of ‘WBA’, ‘IBF’ and ‘WBO’.
Wladimir Klitschko Facts
Name: Wladimir Klitschko
Birthday: 25th March, 1976
Birthplace: Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Profession: Professional Boxer
Height: 6 feet 6 inches
Girlfriend: Hayden Panettiere
Net Worth: $60 million dollars
Family and personal life
Well-known professional boxer, Wladimir Klitschko was born on 25th March, 1976 in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union. Wladimir holds Ukrainian nationality. His star sign is Aries. He follows Eastern Orthodox religion and belongs to white ethnical background. Wladimir was born to parents, Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko and Nadezhda Ulyanovna. His elder brother, Vitali Klitschko is a former WBO, WBC and Ring Magazine Heavyweight champion. Regarding his education, Wladimir completed his University education from ‘Kiev University’.
Throwing some lights toward his personal life, famous Ukrainian professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko is currently dating American actress Hayden Panettiere. Wladimir met Hayden at mutual acquaintance party in 2009. It is believed that both started dating after their first meeting. Wladimir got engaged to Hayden Panettiere in October, 2013. Wladimir was married to Ukrainian model, Aleksandra in 1996. However, within two years of getting married they got separated. After parting ways with Aleksandra, he started dating other beautiful ladies lke Diana Kovalchuk, Yvonne Catterfeld, Karolina Kurkova, Lucy Liu and Alena Garber. As for now, professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko is currently sharing strong love relation with his current girlfriend Hayden Panettiere.
40 years old professional boxer, Wladimir Klitschko has a great looking physique and personality. He has an athletic body with a tall height of 6 feet 6 inches. Wladimir has hazel colored eyes and short brown dark hair. Most distinctive part of his attractive body is his tall height and athletic body.
Professional Career Growth
Wladimir Klitschko learned boxing in Poland based ‘Warszawa boxing club’. With his elder he used to rule in boxing club. In the year 1993, Wladimir hold the title of ‘Junior European Championships. After a year in 1994, he finished at second position while participating at ‘Junior World Championships’ in Turkey. Wladimir’s success journey started at the early age of his career. In 1995, he won gold medal at ‘Military Championships’. After winning many junior championships, Wladimir became a professional boxer with becoming associated with ‘Universum Box-Promotion’. While turning professional boxer, he had undefeated record of 24-0. Wladimir suffered his first loss against Ross Puritty with 24-13-1. He won ‘WBO Heavyweight Championship’ on 14th October, 2000. On 8th March, 2003 Wladimir suffered a TKO lost to ‘Corrie Sanders’. After losing to Corrie Sanders, he got back to his old form and defeated ‘DaVarryl Williamson’ and ‘Eliseo Castillo’. Wladimir knocked out Chris Byrd on 22nd April, 2006. On 23rd February, 2008 Wladimir became ‘IBF’, ‘IBO’ and ‘WBO Heavyweight champion’ after he defeated ‘Sultan Ibragimov’. On 13th December, 2008 he faced Hasim Rahman where he won by TKO in the match. On 20th June, 2009 Wladimir won vacant ‘Ring Magazine heavyweight title’ by knocking out Ruslan Chagev.
Salary and Net Worth 2016
Wladimir Klitschko has gathered total net worth amount of $60 million dollars from being a profession boxer.
Achievement and Contributions
Wladimir Klitschko has achieved immense success and recognition as professional boxer. He has won WBO Heavyweight Championship, WBC International Heavyweight Championship and WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship twice. In addition to being popular as professional boxer, he also became famous after he made appearance in motion picture ‘Ocean’s Eleven’. Wladimir is also actively involved in some charity work. With his elder brother, he has involved in many charitable works. He is seen supporting and helping needs of children who lives all around the world. Wladimir also agreed to work for UNESCO in 2012. To get more information and recent updates, his fans can follow him on his twitter account @Klitschko.