Born on March 25, 1976, Wladimir Klitschko ruled at the top of the heavyweight division for years through his technical prowess, an effective jab, and a brutal straight right hand that ranks among boxing’s most powerful punches. He had a successful amateur career, culminating in a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics. After that achievement and a record of 134-6, he made the move up to join the professional ranks.
Klitschko had his pro debut on November 16, 1996 against Fabian Meza, and he made it quick with a first-round KO. Two weeks later, he picked up a TKO win over Exum Speight, followed by another TKO to close out 1996. He kept an extremely high pace during 1997, fighting 13 times, with three fights in the month of December. He won every fight by stoppage, although two came due to his opponent’s disqualifications. By the end of the year, he had a record of 16-0 with 14 knockouts.
On February 14, 1998, he knocked out Marcus McIntyre to win the WBC International heavyweight title. He built up a 24-0 record, but on December 5, 1998, he suffered a shocking upset, losing by TKO in the 11th round to Ross Puritty, who came into the fight with a 24-13-1 record. Wladimir Klitschko recovered well from the loss, though, winning the WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title on July 17, 1999, and adding the European heavyweight title to his collection one fight later. After a string of impressive performances, he earned his first world title fight when he took on Chris Byrd on October 14, 2000 for the WBO heavyweight belt.
Klitschko dropped Byrd twice during the contest on his way to a clear unanimous decision victory after 12 rounds. He defended the belt five times before suffering another surprising upset loss. Facing off against southpaw Corrie Sanders, he was caught several times by his opponent’s powerful straight left hand, losing by TKO in the second round. He bounced back with two stoppage victories, but on April 10, 2004, he lost to Lamon Brewster by fifth-round TKO.
Wladimir Klitschko would bounce back impressively from that loss, as he put together a 22-fight win streak starting on October 2, 2004 and lasting until near the end of 2015. He collected quite a few heavyweight titles during this time, starting with the NABF and WBO-NABO heavyweight titles when he beat Samuel Peter by unanimous decision on September 24, 2005. He then stopped Chris Byrd in the seventh round to win the IBF and IBO heavyweight belts.
Over the years, Klitschko won the WBO, The Ring, WBA, and lineal heavyweight titles. It was a streak of near-total dominance, as he stopped most of his challengers and avenged his loss to Lamon Brewster. It came to an end on November 28, 2015 when he fought Tyson Fury, the brash British heavyweight known for his trash talk and unique style. Although their fight wasn’t action-packed, Fury did enough, landing the occasional heavy shot and confusing Klitschko with his movement throughout the contest on the way to a unanimous decision win.
What is Wladimir Klitschko's Record?
Wladimir Klitschko's record currently stands at 64 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws. Of those 64 wins he has stopped 53 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 83%. Of his 5 loses, he's been stopped 4 times. He's boxed a total of 369
rounds, meaning his professional fights last 5.3 rounds on average.
What was Klitschko's last fight?
Wladimir Klitschko's last fight took place against Anthony Joshua's on 29th Apr 2017, in London, United Kingdom. He lost by technical knockout in the 11th round. That fight was 4 years and 8 months ago.
How active is Wladimir Klitschko?
Klitschko's last 5 fights have come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Where is Wladimir Klitschko From?
Klitschko was born in Ukraine.
How Old Is Wladimir Klitschko?
The heavyweight is currently 45 years old. He was born on 25th March 1976, so he will turn 46 in 2 months and 5 days.
How long has Klitschko been fighting?
Wladimir Klitschko made his professional debut in November 1996, so he has been a pro for 25 years and 2 months.
How tall is Wladimir Klitschko?
Klitschko is 6' 6" (6 Foot and 6 inches) which is 198cm (1 meter and 98 centimeters).
What is Klitschko's Reach?
His reach is 81.1 inches (81.1") which is 206 cm (2 meters and 6 centimeters).
What stance does Wladimir Klitschko use?
Klitschko fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.
What will be Wladimir Klitschko's Next Fight?
Wladimir Klitschko's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.
How can I stream Wladimir Klitschko's Fights?
In the UK you can usually stream Klitschko's fights on Sky Sports Box Office.
What are some recent Wladimir Klitschko results?
Klitschko has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Tyson Fury on 28th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at ESPRIT arena, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bryant Jennings on 25th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bryant Jennings on 25th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Kubrat Pulev on 15th November 2014 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Altona, Germany.
Hehad beat Kubrat Pulev on 15th November 2014 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Hamburg.
When is Wladimir Klitschko's Next Fight?
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