Wladimir Klitschko Pictures Stats And Wallpaper
Wladimir Klitschko was born on 25 March 1976 and is a Ukrainian heavyweight professional boxer. He is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO & The Ring Heavyweight Champion. His elder brother Vitali Klitschko is the current WBC Heavyweight Champion. Wladimir Klitschko is the longest reigning IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Champion in the history of Boxing, with the most title defenses for each of those organizations.
Overall, Wladimir Klitschko is the 5th longest reigning Heavyweight Champion of all time and has the 3rd most consecutive title defenses at 13. In December 2012, Boxrec rated Klitschko as the number 3 boxer in the world, pound-for-pound, while Ring Magazine currently rates Klitschko as, pound-for-pound the number seven boxer in the world.
Wladimir Klitschko has been the dominant force in the heavyweight division since 2005, defeating most of the top heavyweights in the world rankings. When he won the IBF title against Chris Byrd, there were at that time, four separate Heavyweight Champions. Since then, Wladimir Klitschko has unified the IBF, IBO, WBO & WBA belts and defeated the WBA Champion in recess. Wladimir Klitschko was awarded the vacant Ring Magazine Heavyweight title, after his win over Ruslan Chagaev.
Klitschko was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR (now Semey, Kazakhstan). Although somewhat of a celebrity in his former adopted home of Germany, in 2004 he and his elder brother, Vitali, moved to Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Their father, Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko (1947–2011), was a major general in the Soviet Air Force and a military attaché of Ukraine in Germany. He was also one of those commanders in charge of cleaning up after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and was later diagnosed with cancer. Their mother is Nadezhda Ulyanovna. During the summer of 1996, Wladimir Klitschko finished Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) and was accepted into the postgraduate study program of Kiev University. On 18 January 2001, he was awarded a PhD in Sports Science. Wladimir Klitschko speaks four languages: Ukrainian, Russian, German and English. At the beginning of his professional career, he began using the German transliteration of his name, Wladimir.
Both Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have been involved in charitable activities aimed at supporting the needs of children from all around the world. Both brothers have formed their own charities dedicated to helping children in need in both Africa and South America. They both won humanitarian awards for their “Fight For Peace” and “Sport for Good” charity projects in 2002 and 2007. In 2002, the Klitschko brothers announced that they had agreed to work specifically for UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), which supports over 180 projects in 87 countries.
Wladimir Klitschko is also a passionate golfer and he was seen competing in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. The tournament was played around three separate courses during 2008 including St Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns in Fife and Angus. He was also named curator of the Ukrainian pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.
He starred in the music video for Chris Cornell’s recording of “Part of Me” in 2008, alongside rising dancer Carlos Kerr Jr. and Method Man. Wladimir Klitschko appeared with Lennox Lewis in the motion picture Ocean’s Eleven. He is also a keen chess player, kite-surfer, golfer and humanitarian.
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