Wladimir Klitschko Biography

By , December 6, 2011 2:13 pm

Wladimir Klitschko is a professional boxer and a pretty reputed one at that. He hails from Ukraine and was born in Semey. He was born on the 25th of March in the year 1976. His brother Vitali is also a professional boxer and this duo is pretty popular all over the boxing circles. His father was in the military and held an important rank; he was entrusted with the management of the Chernobyl Blast site and was later diagnosed with cancer after with their family shifted to California. Wladimir went to the Kiev University and he holds a doctorate degree in sports medicine. He is not only an established sportsperson but also a scholar.

What sets apart Wladimir Klitschko from the other boxers is the ability to inflict serious injury on his opponent. He is solidly built and looks a boxer from every inch. He works hard and trains hard in the gym to keep him fit and in top shape. Fitness is the key to success and he always strives to remain fit, fitness is even more important in boxing to that serious injuries are avoided. His amateur career started in 1993 when he participated in the European Amateur heavyweight championship. He won the heavyweight title and simply destroyed his opponents with his heavy blows and swift movements in the ring.

Wladimir Klitschko is also nicknamed the steel hammer for his punches and deadly body blows. He came to international fame when he took part in the Moscow Olympics and won gold in the heavyweight division. Representing one’s country in the Olympics is tough enough for any athlete and winning gold in the Olympics is a dream altogether. He received a lot of support from the international scene and people became interested in his life and fighting abilities.

Wladimir Klitschko did not like to stay in the limelight and he always avoided publicity, whenever he got time from boxing, he used to practice medicine and even carried on some research work in his field. He even presented is PhD paper after taking up boxing and the paper was accepted by the medical board. His brother has also enjoyed a very successful career as a professional boxer and he now finds time to coach budding young boxers and provides them with useful tips. Wladimir has also tried his hand at movies and he appeared in the famous move Ocean’s eleven.

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