When Was Wladimir Klitschko Born? posted by Boxing
Born March 25, 1976 in Ukraine, Wladimir Klitschko is a professional boxer in the heavyweight category. He is the current world-boxing champion of IBO, WBO, The Ring, IBF, WBA, and of Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. He is the longest reigning heavyweight-boxing champion of IBO, WBO, and IBF, and second longest reigning boxing heavyweight champion of all time. He shares the all-time record with Muhammad Ali for being in 25 heavyweight title fights, which is second to Joe Louis who had been in 27 fights. In October 2013, Klischko was rated by Boxrec to be world number two pound-for-pound fighter, and in April 2014, he was ranked by Ring Magazine to be world number three in the list of pound-for-pound fighters.
Klitschko's boxing training started during the early 1900s in one of Poland's boxing clubs. He won his first heavyweight title in 1993 at the Junior European Championships, and in 1994, he came second at the Junior World Championships. In 1995, Klitschko won the Military Championships, and in 1996, he came second at the Super Heavyweight European Championships. During the same year, he won the attention of the world, when he brought home the gold medal in super-heavyweight boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Klitschko started his professional career while being coached by Fritz Sdunek. He built a 24-0 record, but suffered a loss at the hands of Ross Puritty, when the fight was ended by coach Sdunek in the eleventh round. In 1998, Klitschko won the WBC International Heavyweight title, when he defeated Marcus McIntyre in Stuttgart. However, in December he lost the title to Ross Puritty. In June 2009, Klitschko won the coveted Ring Heavyweight title. In April 2014, Klitschko was seen retaining The Ring, IBO, WBO, IBF, and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles. He is perhaps the only boxer who has also earned a PhD in Sports Science.Continue reading "When Was Wladimir Klitschko Born?"