World Boxing Association

Wladimir Klitschko ¡Congratulations Champ!

By Hilmar Rojas Erazo 25/03/2014

Wladimir KlitschkoGreetings to our heavyweight champion Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, who turns 38 years today, and his World Boxing Association family congratulates and sends its very best wishes to him.

He was born in 1976 in Solnechnaya, Kazajastán. He was a very famous amateur boxer and at the age of 17 he was Junior European Champion and sub world champion and the following year, he won the gold medal at the Military Championships.

He won the Super-Heavyweight gold medal in Atlanta 1996, closing his amateur career with 134 victories out of 140 fights. He made his professional debut in 1997, and conquered 17 consecutive victories before getting his first title opportunity winning the WBC title when he defeated Marcus McIntyre by KO.

On July 17, 1999, Wladimir won the World Boxing Association Intercontinental Heavyweight title when he defeated Joseph Chingangu.

He became the WBA Heavyeight championship when he defeated the British David Haye, on July 2, 2011. At present he is the Super champion of the world with 61 victories and 3 loses, and 51 KO’s contenders.

Klitschko also has a Univirsity degree and a PhD in Sports Science.

Klitschko is an example of loyalty, perseverance, perfection and most of all, total dedication to the sport. Congrats Champ!