Vitali Klitschko Record & Stats

Vitali Klitschko Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 15 years and nine months, Vitali Klitschko fought 47 times with 45 wins and 2 losses. By his last professional fight on September 8, 2012, Klitschko's boxing record stood at 45-2 (41 KO wins, 2 KO losses).

Belovodskoye, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
“Dr. Ironfist”
Jul 19, 1971
Nov 16, 1996
41 (87.2%)
201 cm
201 cm
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Boxing Career of Vitali Klitschko
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      Vitali Klitschko (Dr. Ironfist) is a retired Ukrainian professional boxer. He was born in Belovodskoye, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union on July 19, 1971. Klitschko made his professional boxing debut at the age of 25, on November 16, 1996. He is a former heavyweight world champion. He is 51 years old, and will be turning 52 in one month and 10 days. Klitschko is a Hall of Famer.

      Fight Record

      Total Fights47
      KO Wins41
      Total Title Wins4
      Title Defenses12
      Title-Fight KO Wins12
      Losses via KO2
      47Sep 8, 201241Manuel CharrWin *TKO4
      46Feb 18, 201240Derek ChisoraWin *UD
      45Sep 10, 201140Tomasz AdamekWin *TKO10
      44Mar 19, 201139Odlanier SolísWin *KO1
      43Oct 16, 201039Shannon BriggsWin *UD
      42May 29, 201038Albert SosnowskiWin *KO10
      41Dec 12, 200938Kevin JohnsonWin *UD
      40Sep 26, 200938Chris ArreolaWin *RTD10
      39Mar 21, 200937Juan Carlos GómezWin *TKO9
      38Oct 11, 200837Samuel PeterWin *RTD8
      37Dec 11, 200433Danny WilliamsWin *TKO8
      36Apr 24, 200432Corrie SandersWin *TKO8
      35Dec 6, 200332Kirk JohnsonWinTKO2
      34Jun 21, 200331Lennox LewisLoss *TKO6
      33Nov 23, 200231Larry DonaldWinTKO10
      32Feb 8, 200230Vaughn BeanWinTKO11
      31Dec 8, 200130Ross PurittyWinTKO11
      30Jan 27, 200129Orlin NorrisWinKO1
      29Nov 25, 200029Timo HoffmannWinUD
      28Apr 1, 200028Chris ByrdLoss *RTD9
      27Dec 11, 199928Obed SullivanWin *RTD9
      26Oct 9, 199928Ed MahoneWin *TKO3
      25Jun 26, 199927Herbie HideWin *KO2
      24Feb 20, 199927Ismael YoulaWinTKO2
      23Dec 5, 199827Francesco SpinelliWinTKO1
      22Oct 24, 199827Mario SchiesserWinTKO2
      21Aug 11, 199827Ricardo KennedyWinTKO1
      20Jun 5, 199826José RibaltaWinTKO2
      19May 2, 199826Dicky RyanWinTKO5
      18Apr 18, 199826Julius FrancisWinTKO2
      17Mar 20, 199826Levi BillupsWinKO2
      16Mar 7, 199826Louis MonacoWinKO3
      15Jan 30, 199826Alben BelinskiWinKO2
      14Jan 17, 199826Marcus RhodeWinTKO2
      13Dec 20, 199726Anthony WillisWinKO5
      12Nov 29, 199726Herman DelgadoWinTKO3
      11Nov 8, 199726Gilberto WilliamsonWinKO6
      10Oct 4, 199726Will HintonWinKO2
      9Jun 14, 199725Jimmy HaynesWinKO2
      8May 10, 199725Cleveland WoodsWinKO2
      7Apr 12, 199725Derrick RoddyWinTKO2
      6Mar 8, 199725Calvin JonesWinKO1
      5Feb 22, 199725Troy RobertsWinTKO2
      4Jan 25, 199725Mike AcklieWinKO1
      3Dec 21, 199625Brian SargentWinTKO2
      2Nov 30, 199625Frantisek SuminaWinTKO1
      1Nov 16, 199625Tony BradhamWinKO2

      * World-title fight

      World Titles

      Klitschko was a heavyweight world champion. He has held four world titles at the heavyweight weight division, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest three were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      HeavyweightWBC 2x, WBO, The Ring


      Vitali Klitschko is 201 cm tall (6' 7.13") with a reach of 201 cm (6' 7.13"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 0.

      Klitschko has a 87.2% KO rate. Of his total 41 KO wins, 27 were in the early rounds, six in the mid rounds, and eight in the later rounds. He has seven first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

      Vitali Klitschko's professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 1996 to 2012.

      Klitschko made his professional boxing debut against Tony Bradham at the age of 25 on November 16, 1996, defeating Bradham via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 26 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 26 wins via stoppage.

      Klitschko had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on June 26, 1999 after 24 professional fights, against Herbie Hide for the heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Hide via 2nd round KO to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

      Klitschko has won four world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Klitschko's world title wins and defenses refer to "Vitali Klitschko World Titles".

      Some of Klitschko's best fights and notable victories include wins over Tomasz Adamek, Samuel Peter, Juan Carlos Gómez, Corrie Sanders, Orlin Norris, Danny Williams, and Manuel Charr.

      Klitschko had a total of two losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a heavyweight title defense bout against German boxer Manuel Charr on September 8, 2012. Klitschko won the fight via 4th round TKO and defended his WBC title. It's been 10 years, 9 months, and 1 day since this fight.

      Career Highlights

      Klitschko fought a total of 47 times during his professional career, which includes 17 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 26, 1999: Klitschko wins his first world title by defeating Herbie Hide via 2nd round KO. He is now the WBO heavyweight world champion.

      • January 27, 2001: Vitali Klitschko beats Orlin Norris via 1st round KO.

      • April 24, 2004: Klitschko wins the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles from Corrie Sanders, by beating Sanders via 8th round TKO.

      • December 11, 2004: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles against Danny Williams, winning the fight via 8th round TKO.

      • October 11, 2008: Klitschko wins the WBC heavyweight title from Samuel Peter, by beating Peter via 8th round RTD.

      • March 21, 2009: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Juan Carlos Gómez, winning the fight via 9th round TKO.

      • September 26, 2009: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Chris Arreola, winning the fight via 10th round RTD.

      • October 16, 2010: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Shannon Briggs, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • September 10, 2011: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Tomasz Adamek, winning the fight via 10th round TKO.

      • September 8, 2012: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Manuel Charr, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.


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