Wladimir Klitschko (born March 25, 1976) is a former professional heavyweight boxer from Kazakh SSR, the Soviet Union who retired in 2017. He is also a 2-time world heavyweight champion.
In the year he participated in Olympics games and won his first gold medal. His brother Vitali Klitschko is also a former professional boxing player who is now a politician.
Along with being a sportsperson, he has also worked in many Hollywood movies. In the year 2001, he debuted through a movie named “Ocean’s Eleven”. He has also worked in “Klitschko”, “Rabbit without Ears 2”, “Pain & Gain” etc.
Currently, he is working as an influencer and is also a social media celebrity. There are more than 500k followers on his Instagram account. He is also the founder of the brand named “WYLLIT”.
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Immediately after announcing my new brand #WYLLIT by Klitschko I was a guest on the German late-night talkshow @3nach9_official . It was great to be back here after 18 years. This time I wasn’t accompanied by my brother, but by @tatjanakiel , CEO of Klitschko Ventures and my ally in creating the method F.A.C.E. the Challenge and WYLLIT. Thanks to Giovanni di Lorenzo and @judith_rakers for hosting us! It was fun sharing my new mission and taking some glimpses back on where I come from. #wyllit #facethechallenge #willpower
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko took birth in the year 1976 (age 43 years, as in 2019) in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union. His full name is Wladimir Wladimirovitsch Klitschko.
His father’s name is Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko and Nadezhda Ulyanova Klitschko is his mother. The fighter also has a brother named Vitali Klitschko. He enjoys his birthday on March 25th every year.
Right from childhood, they both are in interesting boxing and in the future, they both gained the name as professional boxers.
Living in his hometown he did his schooling from a local school. Wladimir is a doctorate in Sports science. He is an Alumni of Perejaslav-Khmelnytsky State Pedagogical University.
When he was in his teen years his father got treated with cancer as he was the one commander-in-charge to clean up the mess after the Chernobyl disaster.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & Appearance
In the heavyweight championships, Wladimir Klitschko has a very respectable name. He has won many matches because of his body measurements.
Wladimir Klitschko has a height of 6 feet 6 inches and his weight is 240 pounds. Because of his strong wrist and punching power, people named him Dr. Steelhammer.
He has black eyes and he keeps a haircut with faded sides. There is no tattoo on his body. Even after retiring from a professional career he daily does workout. His physical fitness can be seen from his images.
Personal Life, Girlfriend, Spouse & Children
In the year 1996, Wladimir Klitschko married a lady named Aleksandra Klitschko. They both were in a relationship for a long-time. In 1998 they both separated and divorced each other. They have no children together.
The famous Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere met him at a party after which they both started dating each other. In the year 2011, they both got engaged and Hayden revealed this information by herself.
Later in the year, 2011 news came that they are not together. The couple also has a kid, a daughter named Kaya Evdokia Klitschko. In 2013 they both reunited and stayed together till 2018. In 2018 they finally separated but still maintain a good friendship.
He is also very active on social media. He interacts with his followers on a regular basis. There are 500k followers on his account.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Wladimir Klitschko
|Real Full Birth Name||Wladimir Wladimirovitsch Klitschko.
|Age (As of 2019)||43 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||25 March 1976.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union.
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Aries.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6'6".
Centimeters: 198 cm.
Meters: 1.98 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 109 Kg.
Pounds: 240 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||11.|
|Parents||Father: Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko.
Mother: Nadezhda Ulyanova Klitschko.
|Siblings||Vitali Klitschko (brother).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Marital Status||Married & divorced.|
|Partners||1. Aleksandra Klitschko (1996-1998).
2. Hayden Panettiere (2009-2011; 2013-2018).
|Kids||Kaya Evdokia Klitschko.
|Social media||Instagram: klitschko (534k followers).
Twitter: @Klitschko (436.4k fans).
Facebook: @KlitschkoOfficial (1.84 million likes).
Facebook: KlitschkoOfficial (31k subscribers).
|Highest Qualification||College Degree Completed.|
|School||Local High school.|
|Profession||Former Professional Boxer.|
|Movies||1. Pain & Gain (2013).
2. Rabbit Without Ears 2 (2009).
3. Klitschko (2011).
4. Ocean's Eleven (2001).
|Net worth||$ 60 million USD (As in 2020).|
Boxing Career, Matches & Net worth
He is practicing boxing since childhood along with his elder brother. Wladimir Klitschko has seen a great career in boxing and won many gold medals. In 1996 he won his first gold medal.
Wladimir has fought 69 fights in which he has won 64 fights but lost 5 of them. From his winning matches, 53 wins were by the K.O. As in December 2019, Wladimir Klitschko has a net worth of 60 million US dollars.
His fights with Byrd, Sanders, Brewster, Williamson, Castillo, Peter, Brewster II, Ibragimov, Thompson, etc. gathered a large volume of the audience he remained victorious in most of the matches.
In his 12 years of career, he has seen many victories but still in real life he is a very humble guy. With different boxing federations, he is trying to revive the old status of Boxing in the Olympics.
Along with sports he has also worked in movies. His first movie named “Ocean’s Eleven” released in the year 2001. After this, he did 3 more movies.
In 2020 he shared an image on his Instagram account telling about his work. He is a Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and teaches master’s level courses.
- His brother Vitali Klitschko is the mayor of Kyiv.
- Before the Olympics, he has also won a gold medal in the junior boxing championship.
- From 1996 to 1998 he remained an undefeated champion.
- He and his brother never fought with each other.
- Wladimir Klitschko’s girlfriend, Hayden Panettiere has dated his ex-boyfriend named “Brian Hickerson“.
- There was a person named Volkov who taught him his game and recently he passed away after some medical complications.
- He is also a chess lover.
- The man loves to travel recently he shared an image from his Egypt trip and expressed how much he loves to meet new people and learn about new cultures.
- Wladimir Klitschko is a pet lover and has a dog named squirrel.