Nickname: Dr. Steelhammer
Trainer: Johnathon Banks
Wladimir KlitschkoW-L-D: 68- 4- 0 ( 53 KOs) | Heavyweight (200+ lbs) Nationality: Ukraine
Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is a former world heavyweight champion of four sanctioning bodies, having held the titles of the WBA, IBF,WBO (twice), and IBO, in addition to holding the Ring magazine and lineal titles. A highly strategic boxer, Klitschko is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time, and is also thought to be among the hardest punching knockout artists in the history of the division, with his strong jab, straight right hand and left hook being his best weapons.
Overall, he became the second longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time, and has the second most successful title defenses total of any heavyweight boxer with 23 (including his initial reign as WBO champion), behind Joe Louis (25) and ahead of Larry Holmes (20) and Muhammad Ali(19). On 14 September 2015, BoxRec rated Klitschko as the number one fighter in the world, pound for pound. On 15 November 2014, he reached a career peak of number two on The Ring’s pound for pound list. Klitschko has fought in 28 heavyweight title fights, more than any heavyweight champion in the sport’s history. He also holds the record of having defeated the most boxers with an undefeated record, at 12.
Klitschko is set to face Anthony Joshua on April 29th 2016 at Wembley Stadium in London. This figures to be the biggest selling fight in British boxing history.