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The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia -- Lineal Champion

Wladimir Klitschko
(the "Steel Hammer")

BORN March 25 1976; Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan (Some sources report Kiev, Ukraine; Fought out of Hamburg, Germany)
HEIGHT 6-6 1/2
WEIGHT 220-246 1/2 lbs
MANAGERS.. Klaus Peter Kohl, Wladimir Klitschko, Bernd Boente
TRAINERS Fritz Sdunek, Emanuel Steward, Johnathon Basks

Klitschko, like his older brother, is a physical specimen; He is an extremely powerful hitter and boxes with a degree of finesse; Stamina was a weakness early in his career but has improved in recent bouts; During his career, he won the WBA Heavyweight Championship of the World, IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World, IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World, WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World, WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship, WBC International Heavyweight Championship and the EBU Heavyweight Championship of Europe

Wladimir defeated such men as Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, Axel Schulz, Frans Botha, Samuel Peter, Lamon Brewster, Sultan Ibragimov, Hasim Rahman, Calvin Brock and Ruslan Chagaev


Wladimir Klitschko Knockouts

1996
Nov 16 Fabian Meza                  Hamburg, Germany                 KO  1
Nov 30 Exum Speight                 Wiener Neustadt, Austria         TK  2
Dec 21 Bill Corrigan                Frankfurt, Germany               TK  1

1997
Jan 25 Troy Weida                   Stuttgart, Germany               TK  3
Feb 15 Carlos Monroe                Cottbus, Germany                 WF  6
Apr 12 Mark Young                   Aachen, Germany                  TK  2
May 10 Mark Wills                   Frankfurt, Germany               KO  1
Jun 13 Paul Ashley                  Oberhausen, Germany              KO  2
Jun 27 Salvador Maciel              Offenburg, Germany               KO  1
Jul 12 Gilberto Williamson          Hagen, Germany                   TK  3
Aug 23 Ikomoniya "Biko" Botowamungu Stuttgart, Germany               TK  5
Sep 20 James Pritchard              Aachen, Germany                  TK  3
Oct 11 Marcos Gonzalez              Cottbus, Germany                 KO  2
Dec  6 Jerry "Wimpy" Halstead       Offenbach, Germany               TK  2
Dec 13 Ladislav Husarik             Hamburg, Germany                 TK  3
Dec 20 Derrick Lampkins             Offenburg, Germany               TK  1

1998
Feb 14 Marcos McIntyre              Stuttgart, Germany               KO  3
          -WBC International Heavyweight Championship
Mar 14 Everett "Big Foot" Martin    Hamburg, Germany                  W  8
May 23 Cody Koch                    Offenburg, Germany               KO  4
          -WBC International Heavyweight Championship
Jul 10 Najee Shaheed                Munich, Germany                  KO  1
          -WBC International Heavyweight Championship
Aug  6 Carlos Monroe                Marksville, La                   TK  6
Sep 19 Steve Pannell                Oberhausen, Germany              KO  2
Oct  3 Eli Dixon                    Augsburg, Germany                KO  3
Nov 14 Donnell Wingfield            Munich, Germany                  KO  1
Dec  4 Ross Purrity                 Kiev, Ukraine                    LT 11
          -WBC International Heavyweight Championship

1999
Feb 13 Zoran Vujecic                Stuttgart, Germany               KO  1
Apr 24 Everett "Big Foot" Martin    Munich, Germany                  TK  8
May 22 Tony LaRosa                  Budapest, Hungary                TK  1
Jul 17 Joseph Chingangu             Dusseldorf, Germany              TK  5
          -WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship
Sep 25 Axel Schulz                  Cologne, Germany                 TK  8
          -EBU Heavyweight Championship of Europe 
Nov 12 Phil Jackson                 Las Vegas, Nv                    KO  2
Dec  4 Lajos Eros                   Hannover, Germany                KO  2
          -WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship;
          EBU Heavyweight Championship of Europe

2000
Mar 18 Paea Wolfgramm               Hamburg, Germany                 KO  1
          -WBC International Heavyweight Championship
Apr 29 David Bostice                New York, NY                     TK  2
          -WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship
Jul 15 Monte Barrett                London, England                  TK  7
Oct 14 Chris Byrd                   Cologne, Germany                  W 12
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

2001
Mar 24 Derrick Jefferson            Munich, Germany                  TK  2
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Aug  4 Charles Shufford             Las Vegas, Nv                    TK  6
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

2002
Mar 16 Frans Botha                  Stuttgart, Germany               TK  8
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jun 29 Ray Mercer                   Atlantic City, NJ                TK  6
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec  7 Jameel McCline               Las Vegas, Nv                    TK 10
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

2003
Mar  8 Corrie Sanders               Hannover, Germany                LT  2
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Aug 30 Fabio Moli                   Munich, Germany                  KO  1
          -WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship
Dec 20 Danell Nicholson             Kiel, Germany                    TK  4
          -WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship

2004
Apr 10 Lamon Brewster               Las Vegas, Nv                    LT  5
          -WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct  2 DaVarryl Williamson          Las Vegas, Nv                    TW  5

2005
Apr 23 Eliseo Castillo              Dortmund, Germany                TK  4
Sep 24 Samuel Peter                 Atlantic City, NJ                 W 12
          -NABF Heavyweight Championship

2006
Apr 22 Chris Byrd                   Mannheim, Germany                TK  7
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 11 Calvin Brock                 New York, NY                     TK  7
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

2007
Mar 10 Ray Austin                   Mannheim, Germany                TK  2
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul  7 Lamon Brewster               Cologne, Germany                 TK  6
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

2008
Feb 23 Sultan Ibragimov             New York, NY                      W 12 
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul 12 Tony Thompson                Hamburg, Germany                 KO 11
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec 13 Hasim Rahman                 Mannheim, Germany                TK  7   
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

2009
Jun 20 Ruslan Chagaev               Gelsenkirchen, Germany           TK  9   
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World

2010
Mar 20 Eddie Chambers               Dusseldorf, Germany              TK 12
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep 11 Samuel Peter                 Frankfurt, Germany               TK 10   
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec 11 Dereck Chisora               Mannheim, Germany               SCH   
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          This bout was scheduled but cancelled

2011
Apr 30 Dereck Chisora               Mannheim, Germany               SCH   
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          This bout was scheduled but cancelled
Jul  2 David Haye                   Hamburg, Germany                  W 12
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World

2012
Mar  3 Jean-Marc Mormeck            Dusseldorf, Germany              KO  4
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World
Jul  7 Tony Thompson                Bern, Switzerland                TK  6
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World

2012
Nov 10 Mariusz Wach                 Hamburg, Germany                  W 12
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World

2013
May  4 Francesco Pianeta            Mannheim, Germany                TK  6
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World
Oct  5 Alexander Povetkin           Moscow, Russia                    W 12
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World

2014
Apr 26 Alex Leapai                  Oberhausen, Germany              TK  5
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 15 Kubrat Pulev                 Hamburg, Germany                 KO  5  
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World

2015
Apr 25 Bryant Jennings              New York, NY                      W 12
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World
Nov 28 Tyson Fury                   Dusseldorf, Germany               L 12
          -IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          IBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBO Heavyweight Championship of the World;
          WBA Super Heavyweight Championship of the World

Review courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 
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