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Wladimir Klitschko (born March 25, 1976 in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer. Known as "Dr. Steelhammer," Klitschko first achieved world attention at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. He defeated Paea Wolfgramm in the finals for the Super-Heavyweight gold medal. A former WBO champion, Klitschko currently holds the IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles. His elder brother, Vitali Klitschko, is a former WBC heavyweight champion.
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Klitschko turned professional with Universum Box-Promotion in Hamburg, Germany under the tutelage of Fritz Sdunek. On October 14, 2000, in Cologne's K?lnarena (Germany), Klitschko won the WBO heavyweight championship from American Chris Byrd (who had won it from Vitali six months earlier). After five successful defenses of the WBO belt, Wladimir suffered an upset 2nd round TKO loss to South African Corrie Sanders on March 8, 2003, in Hannover, Germany.
After two minor bouts in Germany, and also obtaining the services of legendary boxing trainer Emmanuel Steward, Wladimir again fought for the vacated WBO title on April 10, 2004, in Las Vegas against Lamon Brewster. Klitschko sent Brewster to the canvas in the fourth round. However, things turned around in the fifth when Brewster began landing heavy punches. Near the end of the round, Klitschko was floored by a heavy right hand. Barely beating the count, Klitschko fell back to the canvas.
On April 22, 2006, in Mannheim, Germany, Klitschko again defeated Chris Byrd, this time by technical knockout in the 7th round for the IBF and the previously vacated IBO world heavyweight championships. Referee Wayne Kelly stopped the fight after a punishing knockdown that severely lacerated and bloodied the face of Byrd.
After defending his IBF and IBO titles three times, Klitschko is scheduled to fight WBO heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 23, 2008. The Klitschko-Ibragimov fight will be the first heavyweight unification since Holyfield-Lewis in 1999.
In the summer of 1996, Wladimir graduated from the Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) and was accepted into the postgraduate study program at Kiev University.
On January 18, 2001, in a conference hall of Kyiv University of Physical Science and Sports, Klitschko presented his doctorate dissertation and was given a PhD in Sports Science. Wladimir is an avid chess player.
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The Klitschko brothers have been involved in charitable activities dedicated to support the needs of schools, churches and children. In 2002, the Klitschko brothers announced that they had agreed to work specifically for the UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) which supports more than 180 projects in 87 countries.