33 Facts About Wladimir Klitschko

1. Wladimir Klitschko said he would use the money to help the dreams of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children.

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2. Wladimir Klitschko was friends with the late German heavyweight legend Max Schmeling.

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3. Wladimir Klitschko was named curator of the Ukrainian pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

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4. Wladimir Klitschko is a passionate golfer and was seen playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

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5. On 3 August 2017, Wladimir Klitschko announced on his official website and social media channels that he was retiring from boxing.

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6. Wladimir Klitschko said he needed time to review his situation before agreeing to a rematch.

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7. At the weigh in, Wladimir Klitschko weighed in at 240 and a quarter pounds, the lightest he has weighed since 2009.

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8. Wladimir Klitschko put a request in for 5,000 more tickets to be made available.

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9. Wladimir Klitschko was entitled to a rematch with Fury as part of the contract for their first fight.

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10. Wladimir Klitschko said, "Tyson was the faster and better man tonight.

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11. Wladimir Klitschko landed 52 of 231 punches thrown and Fury landed 86 of 371 thrown.

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12. On 25 September 2015, Wladimir Klitschko postponed the fight, citing a calf injury.

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13. Wladimir Klitschko was scheduled to take on undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury, the WBO mandatory challenger, on 24 October 2015 in an unprecedented 28th heavyweight world title appearance.

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14. Wladimir Klitschko went on to say he won his biggest fight against cancer in 2009.

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15. Wladimir Klitschko revealed he would train with Johnathon Banks due to Steward recovering from a bowel operation.

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16. Wladimir Klitschko stopped Thompson in the sixth round after putting him to the canvas with flush right hand shot.

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17. Wladimir Klitschko dominated the fight, statistically outlanding Haye nearly 2 to 1.

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18. Wladimir Klitschko won again, by knocking out Peter in the 10th round.

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19. Wladimir Klitschko faced Peter for a second time, as they had fought in 2005 previously.

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20. Wladimir Klitschko called out the Briton on YouTube in April 2010, stating, "I want to send this message to boxing fans and directly to David Haye.

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21. Wladimir Klitschko defeated Chambers by knockout five seconds before the end of the final round.

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22. Towards the end of the second round Wladimir Klitschko caught Chagaev off-balance and sent him to the canvas.

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23. Wladimir Klitschko hit Chagaev with several hard right crosses and never allowed him to build momentum.

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24. Wladimir Klitschko controlled the tempo of the fight from the very beginning and hit Chagaev at will with the jab.

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25. Wladimir Klitschko floored Thompson with a right hand in the 11th round and Thompson didn't beat the count.

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26. Wladimir Klitschko backed Ibragimov into a corner and proceeded to push down Ibragimov's glove with his left hand so he could not throw a punch.

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27. On 22 April 2006, in Mannheim, Germany, Wladimir Klitschko defeated Chris Byrd for a second time, this time by technical knockout, in a contest for the IBF and IBO Heavyweight Championships.

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28. On 18 March 2000, Wladimir Klitschko fought Paea Wolfgramm, whom he fought previously in the 1996 Super Heavyweight Olympic Finals.

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29. Wladimir Klitschko turned professional with Universum Box-Promotion in Hamburg under the tutelage of Fritz Sdunek, often being featured on fight cards alongside his elder brother Vitali.

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30. Wladimir Klitschko is announced as "Dr Steelhammer", a nickname similar to his brother, Vitali, who goes by "Dr Ironfist.

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31. In September 2015, Wladimir Klitschko was ranked as the world's best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec; in November 2014, he reached a career peak of second best on The Rings pound for pound list.

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32. Wladimir Klitschko won the WBO title for a second time by defeating Sultan Ibragimov in 2008.

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33. In 2006, Wladimir Klitschko regained a portion of the world heavyweight championship after defeating Chris Byrd in a rematch to win the IBF and IBO titles.

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