Klitschko Brothers

Klitschko Brothers

Vitali (born 1971) and Wladimir Klitschko (born 1976) are world heavyweight boxing champions. The two of them managed to collect every version of championship belts: WBC, WBO, WBA, IBO, IBF and also The Ring magazine belt. Vitali Klitschko is also a six-time world champion kickboxer as recognised by various organisations (four times among professionals and twice among amateurs). He is a member of the International boxing hall of Fame (IBHOF) as well as the winner of the Laureus World Sports Award “Comeback of the year” for the fight with Samuel Peter. Wladimir Klitschko won the Super-Heavyweight gold medal in the 1996 Olympic games.

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Achievements of the Klitschko brothers.

The Klitschko Brothers were the first heavyweight champions of all the former USSR countries. Having broken the world record in defeating 21 opponents in 26 bouts, Wladimir surpassed the achievements of the legendary boxer Joe Louis. He held the World Champion title for 12 years, which is the longest period in the history of heavyweight boxing. He ranks 15th in the best heavyweights in history table and first position in the list of the best European boxers of all time. This is just a brief excerpt from the list of their awards, records and achievements. You can acquaint with the Klitschko brothers’ achievements in the Klitschko museum.


Victoria Ugryumova


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