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Wladimir Klitschko
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Real name Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Klychko
Nickname(s) Dr. Steelhammer & Iron Man
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Nationality Ukraine Ukrainian
Birth date 25 March 1976 (1976-03-25) (age 33)
Birth place Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 56
Wins 53
Wins by KO 47
Losses 3
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Ukraine
Men's boxing
Gold 1996 Atlanta Super heavyweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver 1996 Vejle Super heavyweight
.Wladimir Klitschko (pronounced /ˈvlædɨmɪr ˈklɪtʃkoʊ/; Ukrainian: Володимир Кличко, Volodymyr Klychko; born 25 March 1976, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer.^ Wladimir Klitschko (born 25 March 1976, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer.
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^ March 25 , 1976 .
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^ Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer.

.Klitschko currently holds the IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine world heavyweight titles.^ His brother Vitali Klitschko is currently the WBC world Heavyweight champion.
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^ Klitschko earned the Victory and the IBF and vacant IBO Heavyweight titles.
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^ For the record, the Ring Magazine championship will be joined by Klitschko’s WBO, IBF and IBO titles as well as Chagaev’s WBA title.
  • Saturday Morning Notes: Klitschko-Chagaev is official, Haye-Arreola may come | 187 Boxing 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC 187boxing.com [Source type: General]

.His older brother, Vitali Klitschko, is the current WBC world heavyweight champion.^ His brother Vitali Klitschko is currently the WBC world Heavyweight champion.
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^ His elder brother, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko Tickets is a former WBC and WBO heavyweight champion.
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^ Klitschko keeps WBC heavyweight title .
  • Vitali Klitschko: News & Videos about Vitali Klitschko - CNN.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

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Biography

.He was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR (now Kazakhstan).^ March 1976 , Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, USSR [now Semey, Kazakhstan] more Trivia: .
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^ Vladimir Vladimirowitsch Klitschko, who turns 31 in a two weeks, was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, but is Ukrainian by nationality.
  • ChessBase.com - Chess News - Chess playing boxer Klitschko retains heavyweight title 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.chessbase.com [Source type: General]

.Though a major celebrity in his former adopted home of Germany, he moved with his older brother Vitali to Beverly Hills in 2004. Their father, Vladimir Rodionovich, was a Soviet Air Force Colonel.^ His father was a colonel in the Soviet Air Force; his older brother, Vitali, is a former heavyweight world champion who ran for mayor of Kiev.
  • Kiev Ukraine News Blog: Wladimir Klitschko, Sultan Ibragimov Want To Unify Heavyweight Division 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blog.kievukraine.info [Source type: News]

^ Their father was a colonel in the Soviet Air Force, and they were the children of the Cold War.
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^ The son of a Soviet air force colonel and a schoolteacher, he moved to Kiev in 1985.
  • Vitali Klitschko, heavyweight champ and Renaissance man, harbors dreams of world domination - Los Angeles Times 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC articles.latimes.com [Source type: News]

.Their mother is Nadezhda Ulyanovna.^ Mother Nadezhda Ulyanovna was a teacher.
  • Vitali Klitschko retains WBC title against Kevin Johnson in Switzerland's capital. - swissinfo 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.swissinfo.ch [Source type: News]

.In the summer of 1996, Klitschko finished Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) and was accepted in the postgraduate study program of Kiev University.^ Klitschko's older brother, Vitaly, is also a former heavyweight champion who ran as a mayoral candidate in Kyiv in 1996, finishing second.
  • CIS: Title Bout Highlights Dominance Of Boxers From Former Soviet States - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.rferl.org [Source type: News]

^ Klitschko had a stellar amateur boxing career and capped it off by winning a gold medal representing the Ukraine at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
  • Life is interesting being Wladimir Klitschko (article) (Page 1) - Boxing and K1 Kickboxing - Ultimate Fighter Forum 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.ultimate-fighter.ca [Source type: General]

^ Steel Hammer,” Klitschko first received worldwide attention in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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.On 18 January 2001 in a conference hall of Kiev University of physical science and sports, Klitschko presented his doctoral dissertation and was awarded a Ph.D. in Sports Science.^ Klitschko is a multimillionaire and has a Ph.D. in sports science.
  • CIS: Title Bout Highlights Dominance Of Boxers From Former Soviet States - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2010 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.rferl.org [Source type: News]

^ Klitschko won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and has a doctorate in sports science from the University of Kiev.
  • Kiev Ukraine News Blog: Wladimir Klitschko, Sultan Ibragimov Want To Unify Heavyweight Division 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blog.kievukraine.info [Source type: News]

^ Klitschko, who got his doctorate in sports science and philosophy from The University of Kiev in January 2001, first laced up the gloves when he was a young teenager.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

.Klitschko speaks four languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian, and German.^ Vitali, who speaks four languages and earned a doctorate in sports science and philosophy, retired from boxing in 2005 because of back and knee injuries.
  • Vitali Klitschko Prepares to Defend His Crown - WSJ.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ He and Vitali , 31, address the audience in German, field press questions in English and whisper to each other in Ukrainian.
  • ESPNMAG.com - Bright Heavy 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Today Vladimir, who speaks fluent German, lives in Beverly Hills, California, where he trains with his older brother, former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
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.At the beginning of his professional career, he began spelling his name Wladimir.^ In 1996, he began his professional boxing career.
  • Vitali Klitschko retains WBC title against Kevin Johnson in Switzerland's capital. - swissinfo 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.swissinfo.ch [Source type: News]

^ The spelling Wladimir Wladimir Klitschko Tickets is a German spelling his manager adopted for him early in his career.
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.The Ukrainian version of his name is Volodymyr (Володимир), which in Russian is Vladimir (Владимир).^ The Ukrainian spelling of his name is romanized as Volodymyr.
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Personal Life

In late 2009 he began dating American actress Hayden Panettiere [1]

Boxing career

Amateur career

.In 1993, Klitschko won the Junior European Championships as a heavyweight.^ Boxer Tony "The Tiger" Thompson has started blogging in preparation for his July 12 fight with Wladimir Klitschko for the IBO, IBF, and WBO Heavyweight Championship Belts.
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^ Wladimir Klitschko started his amateur career in 1993, with a second place win at the Junior World Championships in Istanbul Turkey.
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^ Klitschko would regroup from that loss, win his next 16 fights with 15 knockouts, and along the way he would hold the European heavyweight championship, as well as the lightly regarded WBO heavyweight title, defending it five times over the next 2 1/2 years.
  • Life is interesting being Wladimir Klitschko (article) (Page 1) - Boxing and K1 Kickboxing - Ultimate Fighter Forum 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.ultimate-fighter.ca [Source type: General]

.In 1994, he received 2nd place at the Junior World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.^ Wladimir Klitschko started his amateur career in 1993, with a second place win at the Junior World Championships in Istanbul Turkey.
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^ Amateur experience: Besides winning the gold medal in '96 Olympics, he also won silver medals at the 1996 European Championships and the 1994 Junior World Championships ….
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 1995, he won the gold medal at the Military Championships in Ariccia, Italy, defeating Luan Krasniqi, who he had lost to in the third round of the World Championships in Berlin, Germany earlier that year.^ In 1995 he was able to nab the gold medal defeating Luan Krasniqi at the Military Championships.
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^ In rather short time, Vitali achieved significant successes - becoming sixfold world kickboxing champion (two times as armature and four times as professional), three-time Ukrainian heavyweight champion in boxing, champion of the 1st World Military Games (Italy, 1995), and silver medallist in the World Boxing Championship.
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  • Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. Tour to Kiev 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.tour2kiev.com [Source type: News]

^ Greatest Sports Moment: “Olympic Games (won gold medal in ‘96 in Atlanta).” .
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.In 1996, he captured 2nd place as a Super Heavyweight at the European Championships in Vejle, Denmark.^ His greatest achievement during amateur career - a gold medal and the rank of boxing champion in a super heavyweight division during the Olympic games of 1996 in Atlanta.
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  • Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. Tour to Kiev 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.tour2kiev.com [Source type: News]

^ Norbert Krosch ~ Pro debut for the 1996 Super Heavyweight Olympic Gold Medalist Klitschko .
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^ Jones has already established his place in boxing history and is a former Middleweight, Super Middleweight and current Light Heavyweight Champion.
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.Known as "The Steel Hammer," Klitschko first achieved world attention at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.^ Steel Hammer,” Klitschko first received worldwide attention in the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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^ His greatest achievement during amateur career - a gold medal and the rank of boxing champion in a super heavyweight division during the Olympic games of 1996 in Atlanta.
  • Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. Tour to Kiev 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.tour2kiev.com [Source type: News]

^ His highest achievement in the amateur ring was the gold medal he received for winning the Super Heavyweight title at the Olympic games (Atlanta, USA, 1996).
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.He defeated Paea Wolfgramm to win the Super-Heavyweight gold medal.^ Klitschko was able to defeat Paea Wolfgramm to win the Super-Heavyweight gold medal.
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^ His greatest achievement during amateur career - a gold medal and the rank of boxing champion in a super heavyweight division during the Olympic games of 1996 in Atlanta.
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^ Klitschko won the gold medal in the super heavyweight division in the 1996 Olympic Games, becoming the first white gold medallist in the highest weight class in 36 years.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

He is now announced as "Dr. Steel Hammer," a name more in the vein of his brother, Vitali, who goes by "Dr. Ironfist."

Professional career

.Klitschko turned professional with Universum Box-Promotion in Hamburg under the tutelage of Fritz Sdunek.^ Wladimir Klitschko decided to turn pro under the tutelage of Fritz Sdunek.
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^ Boente said he made a verbal deal with Chagaev promoter Peter Kohl of Universum, the German company that promoted Klitschko for several years before a falling out.
  • Wladimir Klitschko replaces injured David Haye with Ruslan Chagaev for June 20 fight - ESPN 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC sports.espn.go.com [Source type: News]

^ Universum Box-Promotion is without a doubt the cleanest gym in boxing history.
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.He suffered his first setback after 24 bouts without a loss to journeyman Ross Puritty, who entered the bout with a record of 24-13-1 [1].^ After suffering the first loss of his career, “Dr.
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^ It wasn’t until early December when he faced Journeyman Ross Purrity, and suffered his first professional loss.
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^ Castigate him for the exceedingly weird Brewster bout if you wish, but I certainly didn't see any lack of heart in either the Puritty or Sanders losses.
  • The Greats & Wladimir Klitschko: Redemption Through Revenge - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.cyberboxingzone.com [Source type: General]

.On 14 October 2000, in Cologne's Kölnarena (Germany), Klitschko won the WBO Heavyweight Championship from American Chris Byrd.^ Saturday night's fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Sultan Ibragimov is being ballyhooed as a heavyweight championship unification bout.
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^ Two Vlads: IBF world champion Vladimir Klitschko and chess world champion Vladimir Kramnik immediately after the fight Klitschko vs Chris Byrd in 2006 .
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^ For the record, the Ring Magazine championship will be joined by Klitschko’s WBO, IBF and IBO titles as well as Chagaev’s WBA title.
  • Saturday Morning Notes: Klitschko-Chagaev is official, Haye-Arreola may come | 187 Boxing 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC 187boxing.com [Source type: General]

.After five successful defenses of the WBO belt, Klitschko suffered a 2nd round upset TKO loss to Corrie Sanders on 8 March 2003, in Hannover, Germany.^ Klitschko Decisions Ibragimov for 2nd Belt .
  • Klitschko Decisions Ibragimov for 2nd Belt - Chris Littmann - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko stopped Sanders in the eighth round.
  • Vitali Klitschko claims WBC heavyweight title - Boxing- nbcsports.msnbc.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]

^ After five successful defenses of the WBO belt, Klitschko suffered a 2nd round upset TKO loss to Corrie Sanders on 8 March 2003, in Hannover, Germany.
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.After winning two minor bouts in Germany and enlisting the services of legendary boxing trainer Emmanuel Steward, Klitschko again fought for the vacated WBO title on 10 April 2004, in Las Vegas, against Lamon Brewster.^ Boxing in Las Vegas: Klitschko final quotes.htm .
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^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
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^ The Ukrainian boxer is planning to defend his WBO title against mandatory challenger, American Eddie Chambers in the German city of Dusseldorf on March 20.
  • Klitschko wants to fight three times in 2010 « For-UA (Ukraine English News) Alternative Review 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC forua.wordpress.com [Source type: News]

.Klitschko sent Brewster to the canvas in the fourth round; however, things turned around in the fifth when Brewster began landing punches.^ In the ninth round, a Klitschko quick right sent Byrd to the canvas.
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^ However, it was Klitschko who struck first, sending Brewster to the canvas in the fourth round; things began turning around, when Brewster landed several punches.
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^ Round 1 Klitschko lands the first significant punch, a straight right.
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.Near the end of the round, Klitschko was floored by a right hand.^ Near the end of the round, Klitschko was floored by a right hand, dropping to the canvas.
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^ From the moment he put Chagaev down with a stiff, long right towards the end of the second round, he had few problems.
  • Wladimir Klitschko now has David Haye in his sights | Kevin Mitchell | Sport | The Guardian 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ And he was quickly subdued by the power of the sharp left hand continually penetrating his defence, and was on the floor late in the second round after a straight right landed flush on the nose.
  • IMPRESSIVE WIN FOR KLITSCHKO | Sporting Life - Boxing News | Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.sportinglife.com [Source type: General]

.Barely beating the count, Klitschko fell back to the canvas looking exhausted.^ Barely, beating the count, Klitschko fell to the canvas appearing exhausted.
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^ All you gotta do Brewster is look at that fight between Cory Saunders and Klitschko to know how to beat him.
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^ FRITZ SDUNEK (Klitschkos Trainer) Were happy to be back in L.A. We had a great training camp and we went swimming at UCLA. Were really looking forward to Saturday night.
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Wladimir Klitschko boxing Hasim Rahman, 2008
.On 22 April 2006, in Mannheim, Germany, Klitschko again defeated Chris Byrd, this time by technical knockout, in a contest for the IBF Heavyweight Championship.^ Wladimir Klitschko defended his IBF-WBO heavyweight crowns by stopping former champion Hasim Rahman in the seventh round at SAP Arena in in Mannhein, Germany.
  • Wladimir Klitschko hammers Rahman to retain heavyweight titles (The Neutral Corner) - Newsday.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blogs.trb.com [Source type: General]

^ On 20 June 2009, Klitschko retained the IBF, WBO, IBO world heavyweight titles and also won the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title by defeating Ruslan Chagaev when Chagaev retired after an onslaught of punches towards the end of the ninth round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko - Dating, Gossip, News, Wladimir Klitschko Photos 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
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.Referee Wayne Kelly stopped the fight in the seventh round after a knockdown—Byrd beat the count, but his face was battered and bloody, and the fight was waved off.^ Byrd beat the count, but his face was battered and bloody; he was in no shape to continue.
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^ After the final knockdown, the fight was stopped without a count at 1:27 of the round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was announced that Eddie Cotton, the referee, stopped the bout after the bell had gone for the start of the tenth round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko turns on David Haye after victory - Times Online 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Klitschko then defeated mandatory challenger Ray Austin on 10 March 2007, at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany by a second-round knockout with four consecutive left hooks to Austin's head.^ Klitschko, Wladimir vs Ray Austin .
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^ Klitschko - won in the second round.
  • KLITSCHKO STILL THE CHAMP | Sporting Life - Boxing News | Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.sportinglife.com [Source type: General]

^ Sanchez was able to score a knockdown in the second round with a left hook to the body.

.Klitschko did not use his right hand once during the fight, doing all his work with his left jab and left hook.^ The significance of this fight is that; Klitschko never used his right hand once.
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^ Klitschko lands a HARD left jab.
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^ Klitschko lands a left hook.
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.Klitschko then avenged one of his previous losses as he defeated Lamon Brewster on 7 July 2007, in Cologne, Germany.^ Steel Hammer” then avenged one of his losses against Lamon Brewster on July 7, 2007.
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^ Lamon Brewster also boxed Klitschko twice, in 2004 and 2007.
  • Facing Klitschko: What It’s Like To Be In The Ring With The Champ | TheBiofile.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC thebiofile.com [Source type: General]

^ Granted, he avenged his TKO loss to Lamon Brewster with a dominating TKO of his own.
  • Wladimir Klitschko vs Hasim Rahman: Analysis and Prediction | Bleacher Report 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

.Brewster's corner asked the referee to stop the fight at the end of the sixth round.^ He pounded Brewster so severely in the rematch that Brewster quit in his corner in the sixth round.
  • Kiev Ukraine News Blog: Wladimir Klitschko, Sultan Ibragimov Want To Unify Heavyweight Division 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blog.kievukraine.info [Source type: News]

^ The referee ended up awarding the fight to Brewster.
  • A Fighting Chance - 60 Minutes - CBS News 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Brewster’s corner asked the referee to stop the fight at the end of the sixth round.
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.It was later revealed that Klitschko fought most of the fight with a broken middle finger on his left hand.^ It was later revealed that Klitschko fought the majority of the fight with a broken middle finger.
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^ A broken left finger is nothing compared to a broken middle finger in terms of punching.
  • Boxing News - Comments on David Tua – Saviour Of The Heavyweight Division 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingnews24.com [Source type: General]

^ To me at least…Haye is the most exciting fighter when he isn’t fighting with a broken hand.
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.Klitschko defeated WBO Heavyweight Champion Sultan Ibragimov at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 23 February 2008 to unify the IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.^ Klitschko earned the Victory and the IBF and vacant IBO Heavyweight titles.
  • Wladimir Klitschko | ProBoxing-Fans.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.proboxing-fans.com [Source type: General]

^ Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko (L) and Sultan Ibragimov will go head-to-head Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
  • Kiev Ukraine News Blog: Wladimir Klitschko, Sultan Ibragimov Want To Unify Heavyweight Division 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blog.kievukraine.info [Source type: News]

^ Klitschko keeps WBC heavyweight title .
  • Vitali Klitschko: News & Videos about Vitali Klitschko - CNN.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

The Klitschko-Ibragimov fight was the first heavyweight unification since Holyfield-Lewis in 1999.
.On 12 July 2008, at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Klitschko defeated Tony Thompson by eleventh round knockout.^ July 2008, 00:12 tarihinde.
  • Boks Haber » Wladimir Klitschko & Tony Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.foreverlilya.com [Source type: General]

^ July 2008, 15:12 tarihinde.
  • Boks Haber » Wladimir Klitschko & Tony Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.foreverlilya.com [Source type: General]

^ In the seventh round, Klitschko came out firing combinations that forced referee, Tony Weeks to stop the fight as Rahman was taking too much punishment and was not fighting back.
  • Wladimir Klitschko Destroys The Rock | Bleacher Report 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

.Klitschko was scheduled to defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin later in 2008,[2] but on 25 October, Povetkin withdrew from the fight due to an ankle injury.^ Alexander Povetkin pulls out of Klitschko fight .
  • Wladimir Klitschko sick of discussing David Haye - Bad Left Hook 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.badlefthook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Klitschko to defend WBC title against Arreola .
  • Vitali Klitschko: News & Videos about Vitali Klitschko - CNN.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Klitschko to defend against Rahman .
  • Vitali Klitschko: News & Videos about Vitali Klitschko - CNN.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.Instead, Klitschko faced Hasim Rahman on 13 December 2008 and won by TKO. This was the third time Klitschko fought at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany.^ Wladimir Klitschko ended his 2008 with an impressive victory over Hasim Rahman.

^ IBF and WBO World Heavyweight Champion Vladimir Klitschko (51-3, 45 KOs) will face Hasim Rahman (45-6-2, 36 KOs) on December, 13, 2008 in the SAP ARENA in Mannheim, Germany.
  • Wladimir Klitschko vs Hasim Rahman - December 13th 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC ringsidereport.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Klitschko, Wladimir vs Hasim Rahman .
  • Amir Khan / Vitali Klitschko / Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxsportdvds.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He dominated the fight, winning every round while making good use of his left jab.^ Vlad’s left jab won the fight.
  • Wladimir Klitschko versus Sultan Ibragimov Will Result in a Knockout Victory for Klitschko | Fight Insight 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fightinsight.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wladimir Klitschko came out firing stiff left jabs that hit Hasim Rahman and it continued for several rounds.
  • Wladimir Klitschko Destroys The Rock | Bleacher Report 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ After I’ve beaten him [Ruiz] up good style, I’m going to sit round the table and then we’ll talk about the fight with Vitali.
  • Vitali Klitschko | ajc.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

.The referee finally called a stop to the contest in the 7th round after Rahman failed to respond to a series of good shots.^ It was announced that Eddie Cotton, the referee, stopped the bout after the bell had gone for the start of the tenth round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko turns on David Haye after victory - Times Online 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ In the seventh round, Klitschko came out firing combinations that forced referee, Tony Weeks to stop the fight as Rahman was taking too much punishment and was not fighting back.
  • Wladimir Klitschko Destroys The Rock | Bleacher Report 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ Although Arreola had stated that he would fight to the end, it was a good call by Ramirez to stop the fight and see Arreola fight another day.

.The brothers have been quoted saying that it is only a matter of time until they unify the WBA title belt which is currently held by David Haye.^ Haye to face Valuev for WBA Title .

^ So they're not interested to unify any titles.
  • One World, One Belt, One Klitschko - AOL Sports 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC sports.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ With both brothers champions, they defended their titles a total of 4 times.
  • Wladimir & Vitali Klitschko Blog 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.klitschkoblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If they achieve this feat, the Klitschko brothers will become the first brothers in heavyweight boxing history to simultaneously hold all of the belts.^ Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali's brother, holds the IBF and WBO heavyweight belts.
  • Other Sports | Briefs | Vitali Klitschko beats Samuel Peter for heavyweight title | Seattle Times Newspaper 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ Don't miss all the action when the first heavyweight unification title fight since 1999 highlights a special evening of boxing as IBF heavweight champion Wladimir Klitschko takes on WBO heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov on February 23rd live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He wanted to join his younger brother, IBF and WBO titleholder Wladimir Klitschko, as a world champion, thereby becoming the first pair of brothers to hold heavyweight titles simultaneously.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: News & Videos about Wladimir Klitschko - CNN.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.On 20 June 2009, Klitschko retained the IBF, WBO, IBO world heavyweight titles and also won the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title by defeating Ruslan Chagaev when Chagaev retired after an onslaught of punches towards the end of the ninth round.^ Peter is The Ring magazine's number 2 contender to their vacant championship at heavyweight.
  • Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online -- WWE, TNA, UFC and International Wrestling and MMA Headlines - Showtime Championship Boxing Klitschko vs. Peter 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.f4wonline.com [Source type: General]

^ Manfred Kuechler ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ In retaining his IBF and WBO belts, Klitschko improved to 51-3(45).
  • Wladimir Klitschko beats Tony Thompson: Boxing Result 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

.As Chagaev was WBA champion in recess, the title was not on the line.^ Ruslan Chagaev is the WBA heavyweight champion.
  • News - IOL Sport: Klitschko wary of Rahman's punch 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.iol.co.za [Source type: News]

^ Posted by: Evan Young Posted on: June, 2009 Wladimir Klitschko successfully defended his WBO and IBF heavyweight titles with a slow paced but dominant 9 th round stoppage win over WBA champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev in Germany on Saturday night.

^ The other two titles are held by Ruslan Chagaev (WBA) from Uzbekistan and Oleg Maskaev (WBC), a naturalized Russian who was born in Kazakhstan.
  • One World, One Belt, One Klitschko - AOL Sports 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC sports.aol.com [Source type: General]

.On 9 December 2009, Klitschko's management group, K2 Promotions confirmed that a bout with Eddie Chambers has been agreed to take place in Germany on March 20 2010. This mandatory title defense, originally scheduled for December 2009 had to be delayed due to a hand injury that Klitschko sustained in training that required surgery.^ Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers 3/20/10 .
  • Wladimir Klitschko vs. Eddie Chambers 3/20/10 - BloodyKnux.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.bloodyknux.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Getty Images Boxer Wladimir Klitschko arrives for the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards held at the O2 Arena on November 5, 2009 in Berlin, Germany .
  • Is Hayden Panettiere Dating Boxing Champ Wladimir Klitschko? | Access Hollywood - Celebrity News, Photos & Videos 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC preview3.accesshollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On 20 June 2009, Klitschko retained the IBF, WBO, IBO world heavyweight titles and also won the vacant Ring Magazine heavyweight title by defeating Ruslan Chagaev when Chagaev retired after an onslaught of punches towards the end of the ninth round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko - Dating, Gossip, News, Wladimir Klitschko Photos 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

Other interests

.Klitschko appeared with Lennox Lewis in the motion picture Ocean's Eleven.^ Klitschko, Vitali vs Lennox Lewis .
  • Amir Khan / Vitali Klitschko / Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxsportdvds.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko .
  • Wladimir Klitschko, the hot cheerleader from Heroes and a midget - The Rogan Board 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC forums.joerogan.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was a successful return for Klitschko to the Staples Center, where he made a name for himself in a loss to Lennox Lewis in 2003 and won the WBC title the next year.
  • Klitschko pounds Arreola, defends title - Other sports- nbcsports.msnbc.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC nbcsports.msnbc.com [Source type: News]
  • Klitschko retains heavyweight title 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

He is an avid chess player, kite-surfer, golfer, and humanitarian. .Both Klitschko brothers have been involved in charitable activities dedicated to supporting the needs of children around the world.^ Both Klitschko brothers have been involved in charitable activities dedicated to supporting the needs of children around the world.
  • Wladimir Klitschko - Dating, Gossip, News, Wladimir Klitschko Photos 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ This is for both brothers Vitali & Wladimr Klitschko .
  • "Dr Ironfist" Vitali Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He needs to lose a lot of weight, get in better condition, and simply improve every facet of his boxing to be competitive with the Klitschko brothers let alone have a chance to beat them.
  • Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online -- WWE, TNA, UFC and International Wrestling and MMA Headlines - Showtime Championship Boxing Klitschko vs. Peter 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.f4wonline.com [Source type: General]

.Both brothers have formed their own charities that contribute to children in need in Africa and South America.^ Along with his brother, WBC champion Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir has spearheaded projects in South America and Africa and for UNESCO. So the fighter is also a lover… of humanity.
  • Hayden Panettiere Dating Champ Wladimir Klitschko? 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.yourtango.com [Source type: General]

^ Both Klitschko brothers have been involved in charitable activities dedicated to supporting the needs of children around the world.
  • Wladimir Klitschko - Dating, Gossip, News, Wladimir Klitschko Photos 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

^ "This was a big fight for me because America is where my brother, Vitali, and I need to go to make our marks and show what we can do.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

.They won humanitarian awards for their "Fight For Peace" and "Sport for Good" 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 more than 180 projects in 87 countries.^ We watched all of Klitschko’s fight and Klitschko’s more faster [than on tape].
  • Klitschko Outworks Ibragimov 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blackathlete.net [Source type: General]

^ Will Haye ever fight the Klitschko brothers?
  • NewsNow: Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.newsnow.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • NewsNow: Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.newsnow.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ibragimov’s fans also Klitschko fans for supporting the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.” .
  • Klitschko Outworks Ibragimov 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blackathlete.net [Source type: General]

Klitschko is also a passionate golfer and was seen playing in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. The tournament was played over three courses in 2008 including St Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns in Fife and Angus.Klitschko was named curator of the Ukrainian pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.[3] Klitschko starred in the music video for Chris Cornell's song "Part of Me" in 2008.

Professional boxing record

53 Wins (47 knockouts), 3 Losses (3 knockouts), 0 Draws[4]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
N/A United States Eddie Chambers 20 March 2010 Germany Düsseldorf Germany .IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring Magazine heavyweight title.^ Manfred Kuechler ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Axel Zielke ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ WBO and IBF heavyweight champion...
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

Win 53-3 Uzbekistan Ruslan Chagaev RTD 9 (12), 3:00 20 June 2009 Germany Gelsenkirchen, Germany .IBF, WBO, IBO, Ring Magazine heavyweight title.^ Manfred Kuechler ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Axel Zielke ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ WBO and IBF heavyweight champion...
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

.WBA heavyweight title held by Chagaev was not on the line as he was champion in recess.^ Posted by: Evan Young Posted on: June, 2009 Wladimir Klitschko successfully defended his WBO and IBF heavyweight titles with a slow paced but dominant 9 th round stoppage win over WBA champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev in Germany on Saturday night.

^ The other two titles are held by Ruslan Chagaev (WBA) from Uzbekistan and Oleg Maskaev (WBC), a naturalized Russian who was born in Kazakhstan.
  • One World, One Belt, One Klitschko - AOL Sports 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC sports.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ The WBC title will be held up for a while because 1) champion Oleg Maskaev will meet “interim” champion Sam Peter on March 8, in Cancun, Mexico.
  • Klitschko Outworks Ibragimov 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blackathlete.net [Source type: General]

.Klitschko came out working almost exclusively with his jab and mixed in a few straight hands sparingly.^ Look for Klitschko to dominate with the jab from the opening bell, begin to work power punches in as he starts to get comfortable and then dismiss the crowd sometime in the middle rounds.
  • Wladimir Klitschko vs Hasim Rahman: Analysis and Prediction | Bleacher Report 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

^ He will look to land his straight left in response to Mr. Klitschko's jab.
  • Vitali Klitschko Prepares to Defend His Crown - WSJ.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ He eats a stiff jab, and a few minutes later tries to come forward with a right hand, but he's short.
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

.A straight right preceded by a jab caught Chagaev on the chin and sent him to the canvas in the second round for the first time in his professional career.^ Round 1 Klitschko lands the first significant punch, a straight right.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ From the moment he put Chagaev down with a stiff, long right towards the end of the second round, he had few problems.
  • Wladimir Klitschko now has David Haye in his sights | Kevin Mitchell | Sport | The Guardian 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Klitschko and Chagaev prepare for heavyweight battle Title chance could come soon for Haye Haye has to pull out of world title bout From the moment the Ukrainian uncorked his first straight right into the Uzbek's nose at the end of the first round, the result was not in doubt.
  • Wladimir Klitschko turns on David Haye after victory - Times Online 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.He was up quickly and received a mandatory eight-count.^ He's up quickly, and takes the eight count...
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

^ Mandatory Eight Count - Felix the Fat Free Agent who Fingered Freddie .
  • Wladimir Klitschko sick of discussing David Haye - Bad Left Hook 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.badlefthook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Following the fourth round, Chagaev was visibly bleeding from the mouth, an obvious result of Klitschko's persistent one-two combinations that continually snapped at the head of Chagaev.^ Klitschko snaps his head back with a jab.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Klitschko recorded a seventh-round TKO over Monte Barrett the following July 15 in London.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Klitschko was taking target practice late in the 9 th round and Chagaev was not coming forward anymore.

.In the fifth round, action was temporarily paused as Klitschko was allowed time to recover from a punch that strayed too low.^ In round eleven Klitschko unloaded a perfectly timed right catching the “Tiger” like a “Siegfried & Roy” sedative shot dropping the challenger to the canvas.
  • Wladimir Klitschko beats Tony Thompson: Boxing Result 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the beginning of the fifth round, Botowamungu's cornermen refused to leave the ring, accusing Klitschko of illegal tactics.
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ He didn't, largely because Klitschko not only takes a good punch but refused to allow him inside to land many.
  • Klitschko retains heavyweight title 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

.Chagaev was warned for snapping Klitschko with a left hook after the bell at the conclusion of the sixth round.^ Klitschko lands a left hook.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Quick left hook lands for Klitschko.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Klitschko lands a short left hook to end the round.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

.Early in the seventh round, a straight right hand from Klitschko caused a cut above the left eyebrow of Chagaev.^ Chagaev has a long cut over his left eye.
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

^ Straight right down the pike from Klitschko.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ Round 1 Klitschko lands the first significant punch, a straight right.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

.A barrage of power punches late in the ninth round stunned Chagaev but he managed to keep his feet.^ Klitschko was taking target practice late in the 9 th round and Chagaev was not coming forward anymore.

^ Superior boxing skills with his speed and punching power i don’t see tua winning a round.
  • Boxing News - Comments on David Tua – Saviour Of The Heavyweight Division 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingnews24.com [Source type: General]

^ Punching power: He has won 14 of his last 15 by knockout, including all four of his title defenses, and all his stoppages have been inside eight rounds ….
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

Chagaev retired on his stool shortly after the end of the ninth round after his corner aided by advice from the ringside doctor evaluated his health status and decided that he could no longer continue.
Win 52-3 United States Hasim Rahman TKO 7 (12), 0:44 13 December 2008 Germany Mannheim, Germany .IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight title.^ WBO and IBF heavyweight champion...
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko is the current holder of the IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
  • Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko *possibly* canoodling - Sports Pros(e) 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Klitschko came out with a stiff left jab, controlling the fight and knocking Rahman's head back.^ HARD jab from Klitschko snaps Ibragimov's head back.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Klitschko snaps his head back with a jab.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Klitschko lands a HARD left jab.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

.A right hand combination shook Rahman in the first round.^ Klitschko 99 Ibragimov 91 ROUND 11 Two right hands land to the body for Ibragimov.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Right hand down the pipe lands for Klitschko to end the round.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Round 1 Klitschko lands the first significant punch, a straight right.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

.In the second round, Klitschko had Rahman backed into the ropes and was launching off with his right hand and jabs.^ Wlad responds with a jab and a right hand.
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

^ Second, he's too European, vulnerable to the right hand over the jab.
  • ESPNMAG.com - Bright Heavy 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC espn.go.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Another jab, and a right hand, and Chagaev has his back on the ropes again.
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

.A combination sent Rahman down at the start of the sixth round and Rahman was able to beat the count.^ Franchise: 10-9 Klitschko Round 11 Thompson's corner was imploring him to do more down the stretch and the fight does turn a little more intense to start this round.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ A big right hand to the head sent the 36-year-old challenger down, and referee Joe Cortez counted "The Tiger" out in the act of rising.
  • Wladimir Klitschko beats Tony Thompson: Boxing Result 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Landing almost every punch he threw, Wladimir bloodied Wolfgramm and knocked him down, and he was counted out on all fours at 1:30 of the first round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

.Klitschko went right after Rahman and backed him up against the ropes and punished him with a variety of punches.^ Klitschko went down six times against Sanders, but he got up six times, too.
  • The Greats & Wladimir Klitschko: Redemption Through Revenge - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.cyberboxingzone.com [Source type: General]

^ Sloppy right hand from Ibragimov lands to the back of Klitschko's head.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Heck, Henry Armstrong never went back and fought Al Lovino the man who knocked him out in his pro-debut.
  • The Greats & Wladimir Klitschko: Redemption Through Revenge - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.cyberboxingzone.com [Source type: General]

Klitschko rocked Rahman with a combination of punches in the seventh round, leading to the referee stopping the fight.
Win 51-3 United States Tony Thompson KO 11 (12), 1:38 12 July 2008 Germany Hamburg, Germany .IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight title.^ WBO and IBF heavyweight champion...
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko is the current holder of the IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
  • Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko *possibly* canoodling - Sports Pros(e) 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Klitschko was cut by a punch and Thompson by an accidental headbutt in the second round.^ Franchise: 10-9 Klitschko Round 11 Thompson's corner was imploring him to do more down the stretch and the fight does turn a little more intense to start this round.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ Franchise: 10-9 Klitschko Round 6 Left to the body by Thompson - that's been working well.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ In the ring, Klitschko says Thompson fought perfectly and frustrated him in the middle rounds.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

Klitschko floored Thompson with a right hand in the eleventh round and Thompson didn't beat the count.
Win 50-3 Russia Sultan Ibragimov UD 12 (12), 3:00 23 February 2008 United States New York, United States .IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight title.^ WBO and IBF heavyweight champion...
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko is the current holder of the IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
  • Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko *possibly* canoodling - Sports Pros(e) 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC blogs.suntimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

First heavyweight title unification since Lewis-Holyfield II in 1999.
Win 49-3 United States Lamon Brewster RTD 6 (12), 3:00 7 July 2007 Germany Cologne, Germany .IBF, IBO heavyweight title.^ Manfred Kuechler ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Alfred Buqwana ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Wladimir Klitschko: IBF/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion of the World On Saturday July 12th, 2008 WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir "Steelhamm...
  • "Dr Ironfist" Vitali Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Klitschko broke his left middle finger in the first round.^ Klitschko 79 Ibragimov 73 ROUND 9 Ibragmov misses with a wild overhand left.
  • FIGHTHYPE \\ ROUND BY ROUND: 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fighthype.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Franchise: 10-9 Klitschko Round 6 Left to the body by Thompson - that's been working well.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ Not a super exciting first round but already more interesting that Klitschko's last fight.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

Brewster's trainer, Adi (Killer) Bakija, asked the referee to stop the fight after the sixth round.
Win 48-3 United States Ray Austin TKO 2 (12), 1:23 10 March 2007 Germany Mannheim, Germany .IBF, IBO heavyweight title.^ Manfred Kuechler ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Alfred Buqwana ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Wladimir Klitschko: IBF/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion of the World On Saturday July 12th, 2008 WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir "Steelhamm...
  • "Dr Ironfist" Vitali Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Klitschko connected with several consecutive left hooks that sent Austin crashing face first to the canvas in round two.^ For his part, Ibragimov was only able to land one punch effectively on the night, a counter left hook to the body that had next to no impact on Klitschko's rhythm.
  • Klitschko Decisions Ibragimov for 2nd Belt - Chris Littmann - The Sporting Blog - Sporting News 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.sportingnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Not a super exciting first round but already more interesting that Klitschko's last fight.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ One ringside judge gave Klitschko all 10 rounds while the other two gave Arreola one round.
  • Klitschko retains heavyweight title 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

Austin got up at the count of nine, clutching the ropes, but referee Eddie Cotton waved off the fight.
Win 47-3 United States Calvin Brock TKO 7 (12), 2:10 11 November 2006 United States New York, United States .IBF, IBO heavyweight title.^ Manfred Kuechler ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Alfred Buqwana ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Wladimir Klitschko: IBF/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion of the World On Saturday July 12th, 2008 WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir "Steelhamm...
  • "Dr Ironfist" Vitali Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Klitschko suffered a cut over the left eye from an unintentional headbutt in the sixth round.^ Chagaev has a long cut over his left eye.
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

^ Franchise: 10-9 Klitschko Round 6 Left to the body by Thompson - that's been working well.
  • BoxingWatchers.com: Round By Round: W. Klitschko v. Thompson 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.boxingwatchers.com [Source type: General]

^ Early in the tussle, Mr. Klitschko tore a tendon in his left shoulder and by the late rounds was in searing pain.
  • Vitali Klitschko Prepares to Defend His Crown - WSJ.com 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

Brock was knocked down in the seventh round, and although he barely beat the count, Referee Kelly concluded he was in no condition to continue.
Win 46-3 United States Chris Byrd TKO 7 (12), 0:41 22 April 2006 Germany Mannheim, Germany .IBF, IBO heavyweight title.^ Manfred Kuechler ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ WBO heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Alfred Buqwana ~ ~ IBF heavyweight title ~ ~ IBO International Boxing Organisation heavyweight title ~ .
  • Wladimir Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC boxrec.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Wladimir Klitschko: IBF/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion of the World On Saturday July 12th, 2008 WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir "Steelhamm...
  • "Dr Ironfist" Vitali Klitschko 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Byrd was knocked down by a right hand in the fifth round.^ Byrd, who learned the hard way not to mess with the brothers, went down twice - in the ninth and 11th - and got tagged hard in almost every round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Arturo Gatti has thrown more right hands in a single round -- when his right hand was broken no less -- than Klitschko threw over 12 rounds.
  • The Neutral Corner - Newsday - Boxing News and Videos 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC entertainment.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Landing almost every punch he threw, Wladimir bloodied Wolfgramm and knocked him down, and he was counted out on all fours at 1:30 of the first round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

.A right hand knocked Byrd down in the seventh and opened up a large cut near the eye that bled heavily.^ Wlad pawing with the jab, and following it up with right hands now.
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

^ B.J. commented that Chagaev has to do something to disrput Wlad's jab, which set up the right hand.
  • Live Blog: Wladimir Klitschko vs RuslanChagaev - The Boxing Bulletin 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.theboxingbulletin.com [Source type: General]

^ Byrd's left eye was only half-open at bout's end.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

Byrd made the count but referee Kelly stepped in to stop the bout.
Win 45-3 Nigeria Samuel Peter UD 12 (12), 3:00 24 September 2005 United States Atlantic City, NJ, United States NABF heavyweight title. IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator. Klitschko down twice in the 5th and once in the 10th.
Win 44-3 Cuba Eliseo Castillo TKO 4 (10), 2:51 23 April 2005 Germany Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Win 43-3 United States Davarryl Williamson TD 5 (10), 3:00 2 October 2004 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight stopped due to a Klitschko cut caused by an accidental headbutt. Klitschko down in 4th.
Loss 42-3 United States Lamon Brewster TKO 5 (12), 3:00 10 April 2004 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States .Vacant WBO heavyweight title.^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

^ CHRIS BYRD, Cologne, Germany W 12 238 (Won WBO Heavyweight Title) .
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FRANS BOTHA, Stuttgart, Germany TKO 8 241 (Retained WBO Heavyweight Title) .
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

.Brewster down in round 4, Klitschko down in round 5. Byrd stops the contest at the end of the 5th.^ Well Brewster and Byrd were both under DK. Brewster was the guy with a win over Klitschko and a couple of exciting knockouts.
  • The Greats & Wladimir Klitschko: Redemption Through Revenge - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.cyberboxingzone.com [Source type: General]

^ Byrd, who learned the hard way not to mess with the brothers, went down twice - in the ninth and 11th - and got tagged hard in almost every round.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Klitschko's 24-fight winning streak ended when he lost on an 11th-round TKO to veteran Ross Puritty (23-13-1 going in) on Dec.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

Fight was for the vacant title after the reigning champ, Corrie Sanders, had relinquished the belt in order to fight Vitali Klitschko for the WBC title.
Win 42-2 United States Danell Nicholson TKO 4 (12), 3:00 20 December 2003 Germany Hannover, Germany WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Win 41-2 Argentina Fabio Eduardo Moli KO 1 (12), 1:49 30 August 2003 Germany Munich, Germany vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
Loss 40-2 South Africa Corrie Sanders TKO 2 (12), 0:27 8 March 2003 Germany Hannover, Germany .WBO Heavyweight Title.^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

.Klitschko down four times, twice in first round, and twice in round two.^ Klitschko went down six times against Sanders, but he got up six times, too.
  • The Greats & Wladimir Klitschko: Redemption Through Revenge - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.cyberboxingzone.com [Source type: General]

^ Barrett went down once in the first and fourth and three times in the seventh before the bout was stopped at 2:42.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Klitschko won every round in his first start in nine months.
  • Wladimir Klitschko: Ring Record - Biography 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.eastsideboxing.com [Source type: Original source]

This fight was named The Ring Magazine Upset of the Year for 2003.
Win 40-1 United States Jameel McCline TKO 10 (12), 3:00 7 December 2002 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States .WBO Heavyweight Title.^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

McCline down in 10th. McCline corner stops the bout after 10th.
Win 39-1 United States Ray Mercer TKO 6 (12), 1:08 29 June 2002 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States .WBO Heavyweight Title.^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

Mercer was knocked down in the first round by two left hooks. Mercer suffered a cut over the right eye by a lead hook in the 5th round. Referee Randy Neumann stopped the fight after a barrage of unanswered power punches in the 6th round.
Win 38-1 South Africa Francois Botha TKO 8 (12), 0:47 16 March 2002 Germany Stuttgart, Germany .WBO Heavyweight Title.^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

Klitschko won every round and knocked Botha down in the 8th round with a left hook.
Win 37-1 United States Charles Shufford TKO 6 (12) 4 August 2001 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States .WBO Heavyweight Title.^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

Shufford was knocked down three times
Win 36-1 United States Derrick Jefferson TKO 2 (12) 24 March 2001 Germany Munich, Germany .WBO Heavyweight Title.^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

Jefferson was knocked down three times.
Win 35-1 United States Chris Byrd UD 12 (12) 14 October 2000 Germany Cologne, Germany .WBO Heavyweight Title.^ Klitschko , 33, currently is the IBF, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine world heavyweight title holder.
  • Hayden Panettiere & Wladimir Klitschko: Miami Mates - Fafarazzi 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC www.fafarazzi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thompson won the right to fight Klitschko about a year ago in a WBO Heavyweight Title Eliminator fight against Luan Krasniqi.
  • DCist: Thompson Blogs Before Klitschko Bout 23 January 2010 2:21 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

Byrd down in the ninth and eleventh rounds.
Win 34-1 United States Monte Barrett TKO 7 (10), 2:40 15 July 2000 United Kingdom London, England Barrett was knocked down once in the first round, once in the fourth round and three times in the seventh round.
Win 33-1 United States David Bostice TKO 2 (12), 1:30 29 April 2000 United States New York, New York, United States WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title. Bostice was knocked down four times - twice in the first round and twice in the second round. This was Klitschko's first appearance on HBO.
Win 32-1 Tonga Paea Wolfgramm KO 1 (12), 1:30 18 March 2000 Germany Hamburg, Germany Vacant WBC International heavyweight title. Rematch of the 1996 Super Heavyweight Olympic Finals (Won by Klitschko).
Win 31-1 Hungary Lajos Eros KO 2 (12) 4 December 1999 Germany Hannover, Germany EBU (European) heavyweight title. WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title
Win 30-1 United States Phil Jackson KO 2 (10), 1:59 12 November 1999 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 29-1 Germany Axel Schulz TKO 8 (12) 25 September 1999 Germany Cologne, Germany Vacant EBU (European) heavyweight title. WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title. Schulz down twice in the 8th round.
Win 28-1 Zambia Joseph Chingangu TKO 5 (12) 17 July 1999 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany Vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title. Chingangu quit on his stool after round 4.
Win 27-1 United States Tony LaRosa TKO 1 (8), 2:57 22 May 1999 Hungary Budapest, Hungary
Win 26-1 United States Everett Martin TKO 8 (8) 24 April 1999 Germany Munich, Germany
Win 25-1 Serbia Zoran Vujecic KO 1 (8), 1:02 13 February 1999 Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Loss 24-1 United States Ross Puritty TKO 11 (12) 5 December 1998 Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine WBC International heavyweight title. In round 10 an exhausted Klitschko was knocked down, and in round 11 Puritty kept pounding Klitschko, which caused his trainer Fritz Sdunek to jump into the ring and stop the fight.
Win 24-0 United States Donnell Wingfield KO 1 (8), 1:04 14 November 1998 Germany Munich, Germany
Win 23-0 United States Eli Dixon KO 3 (10) 3 October 1998 Germany Augsburg, Germany
Win 22-0 United States Steve Pannell KO 2 (10), 0:27 19 September 1998 Germany Oberhausen, Germany Both Klitschko and Panell were down in the 1st round
Win 21-0 United States Carlos Monroe TKO 6 (10) 6 August 1998 United States Marksville, Louisiana, United States Monroe went down in round 6 from a straight right
Win 20-0 United States Najee Shaheed KO 1 (12) 10 July 1998 Germany Munich, Germany WBC International heavyweight title
Win 19-0 United States Cody Koch KO 4 (12) 23 May 1998 Germany Offenburg, Germany WBC International heavyweight title
Win 18-0 United States Everett Martin UD 8 (8) 14 March 1998 Germany Hamburg, Germany
Win 17-0 United States Marcus McIntyre KO 3 (12) 14 February 1998 Germany Stuttgart, Germany vacant WBC International heavyweight title
Win 16-0 United States Derrick Lampkins TKO 1 (8) 20 December 1997 Germany Offenburg, Germany
Win 15-0 Slovakia Ladislav Husarik TKO 3 (8) 13 December 1997 Germany Hamburg, Germany
Win 14-0 United States Jerry Halstead TKO 2 (8) 6 December 1997 Germany Offenbach, Germany
Win 13-0 Mexico Marcos Gonzalez KO 2 (8) 11 October 1997 Germany Cottbus, Germany
Win 12-0 United States James Pritchard TKO 3 (8) 20 September 1997 Germany Aachen, Germany
Win 11-0 Democratic Republic of the Congo Biko Botowamungu TKO 5 (8), 2:02 23 August 1997 Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Win 10-0 United States Gilberto Williamson TKO 3 (8) 12 July 1997 Germany Hagen, Germany
Win 9-0 Mexico Salvador Maciel KO 1 (8) 27 June 1997 Germany Offenburg, Germany
Win 8-0 United States Paul Ashley KO 2 (8), 1:25 13 June 1997 Germany Oberhausen, Germany
Win 7-0 United States Mark Wills KO 1 (8), 2:58 10 May 1997 Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Win 6-0 United States Mark Young RTD 2 (6), 3:00 12 April 1997 Germany Aachen, Germany
Win 5-0 United States Carlos Monroe DQ 6 (6) 15 February 1997 Germany Cottbus, Germany Monroe was deducted a point in the 4th round for holding. He was disqualified in the 6th round for a headbutt which cut Klitschko on the left cheekbone.
Win 4-0 United States Troy Weida TKO 3 (6), 0:36 25 January 1997 Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Win 3-0 United States Bill Corrigan TKO 1 (4), 1:21 21 December 1996 Germany Frankfurt, Germany
Win 2-0 United States Exum Speight TKO 2 (4), 1:54 30 November 1996 Austria Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Win 1-0 Mexico Fabian Meza KO 1 (4), 1:35 16 November 1996 Germany Hamburg, Germany

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Vacant
Title last held by
Ike Ibeabuchi
WBC International Heavyweight Champion
14 February 1998 – 5 December 1998
Succeeded by
Ross Puritty
Vacant
Title last held by
Vitali Klitschko
EBU Heavyweight Champion
25 September 1999 – 2000
Vacant
Title next held by
Vitali Klitschko
Preceded by
Chris Byrd
WBO Heavyweight Champion
14 October 2000 – 8 March 2003
Succeeded by
Corrie Sanders
IBF Heavyweight Champion
22 April 2006 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Lennox Lewis
Retired
IBO Heavyweight Champion
22 April 2006 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Sultan Ibragimov
WBO Heavyweight Champion
23 February 2008 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Vitali Klitschko
The Ring Heavyweight Champion
20 June 2009 – present
Incumbent

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