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politician , professional boxer

Vitali Klitschko, Kyrgyz professional boxer. Achievements include having the highest knockout percentage (92%) of any heavyweight champion; being the World Boxing Council's Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 2004, 2005, 2008. Recipient Kiev's Art Patron medal, 2003, Persons of Year award, Ukrainian Institute America, 2004.

Background

Klitschko, Vitali was born on July 19, 1971 in Belovodsk, Kyrgyzstan. Son of Wladimir Rodionovich and Nadezhda Ulyanovna.

Education

Graduate, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute, Ukraine, 1996; Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy of Sports Science, Kyiv University, 2000.

Career

Professional boxer, 1996—2006, since 2008. Co-creator, men's clothing line HUGO BOSS. Member Kiev City Council, Ukraine, since 2006.

Winner vacant inter-continental title versus Dicky Ryan by technical knockout, heavyweight division World Boxing Organization, 1998, winner world title versus Herbie Hide by knockout, heavyweight division, 99, winner world title defense versus Ed Mahone by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 99, winner world title defense versus Obed Sullivan by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 99. Winner vacant title versus Mario Schiesser by technical knockout, heavyweight division European Boxing Union, 1998, winner title defense versus Francesco Spinelli by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 98, winner title defense versus Ismael Youla by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 99, winner vacant title versus Timo Hoffmann by unanimous decision, heavyweight division, 2000. Winner vacant inter-continental title versus Orlin Norris by knockout, heavyweight division World Boxing Association, 2001, winner inter-continental title defense versus Ross Puritty by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 01, winner inter-continental title defense versus Vaughn Bean by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 02, winner inter-continental title defense versus Larry Donald by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 02.

Winner title eliminator versus Kirk Johnson by technical knockout, heavyweight division World Boxing Council, 2003, winner vacant title versus Corrie Sanders by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 04, winner title defense versus Danny Williams by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 04, winner title defense versus Samuel Peter by technical knockout, heavyweight division, 08.

Achievements

  • Achievements include having the highest knockout percentage (92%) of any heavyweight champion. Being the World Boxing Council's Heavyweight Boxing Champion, 2004, 2005, 2008.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (book) Our Fitness, 2004.

Membership

Co-founder, co-director Sports - XXI Century, since 1997, active Future Forum, 2001, Cinema for Peace, 2002—2003, member program of Special Ambassador Ute Ohoven United Nations Educational, since 2002, mayoral candidate Kiev, Ukraine, 2006, 2008.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Guitar, languages, magic, water sports, skiing.

Connections

Son of Wladimir Rodionovich and Nadezhda Ulyanovna. Married Natalia Egorova, April 1996. Children: Egor-Daniel, Elizabeth-Victoria, Max.

father:
Wladimir Rodionovich

mother:
Nadezhda Ulyanovna

spouse:
Natalia Egorova

child:
Egor-Daniel Klitschko

child:
Elizabeth-Victoria Klitschko

child:
Max Klitschko