25th March 1976, Semipalatinsk
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Wladimir Klitschko was born on March 25, 1976 in Semipalatinsk/Kazakhstan. His greatest achievement as an amateur boxer was the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
On October 14th, 2000 Wladimir won the first world championship title in the heavyweight division. He held this title of the WBO for three years. In 2006, he beat the American Chris Byrd in a fight for the IBF and IBO titles. In February 2008, he wrote boxing history with his victory over the WBO world champion Sultan Ibragimov when he united the titles for the first time in almost ten years.
A highlight in Wladimir’s boxing career was the fight against Ruslan Chagaev in June 2009. 61,000 spectators in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany marked a new indoor record in the history of boxing. Klitschko dominated the fight and won by technical KO in the tenth round. On July 2nd 2011, Wladimir Klitschko won the WBA title against the former champion David Haye to finally bring the missing title into the Klitschko family and thus wrote another chapter of boxing history:
The Klitschkos are the first brothers to hold all relevant titles in heavyweight boxing in one family. At this time Wladimir’s brother Vitali was the champion of the World Boxing Council (WBC).
For many years Wladimir Klitschko was the undisputed number 1 in heavyweight boxing. He won 64 out of his 68 pro-fights, 54 of them by KO. The younger of the two brothers was the reigning heavyweight champion of the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO organizations since his recent loss against Tyson Fury in Dusseldorf on November 28 2015. A remacht is set for 2016.
Apart from the boxing sport Wladimir Klitschko is constantly involved in the "Klitschko Foundation" for underprivileged children, which he founded together with his brother Vitali. The Foundation implements projects in sports and education. Furthermore, he joins the Board of Trustees of the German-based initiative BILD hilft e.V. „Ein Herz für Kinder“.
In 2005 and 2009, he received the Bambi award and was honored with the “Goldene Kamera”, the GQ Man-of-the-Year-Award and the “Felix Burda Award”.
In 2001, Wladimir Klitschko did his PhD in sports science at the University of Kiev.
He also appeared on screen in various movies like the German “Keinohrhasen” and “Zweiohrkücken” produced by Til Schweiger as well as in Steven Soderbergh’s “Ocean’s Eleven”.
Die Klitschko Management Group (KMG) und ihr langjähriger Partner Deut-sche Telekom haben heute im Rahmen des größten Geschäftskundenkongresses der Telekom die Ausweitung ihrer Kooperation bekannt gegeben. Das große Thema der Zusammenarbeit ist die heutig schnell wachsende Digitalisierung und deren Herausforderungen für Unternehmen und Manager.
The world championship bout between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko is cancelled, once again because of Fury.
Today the second kick-off press conference with Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury took place at the RTL media center in Cologne, Germany.
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