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In a professional boxing career spanning 15 years and nine months, Vitali Klitschko fought 47 times with 45 wins and 2 losses.
Klitschko retired from professional boxing with a record of 45-2, which included four heavyweight world-title wins and 12 successful title defense fights. He had a 87.2% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 41 of his total 47 fights being knockout wins, 12 of which were in title fights. Klitschko lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.
His last fight was a 4th round TKO victory over Manuel Charr on September 8, 2012. Klitschko successfully defended the heavyweight WBC title in this fight.
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.
|47||Sep 8, 2012||41||Manuel Charr||Win *||TKO4|
|46||Feb 18, 2012||40||Derek Chisora||Win *||UD|
|45||Sep 10, 2011||40||Tomasz Adamek||Win *||TKO10|
|44||Mar 19, 2011||39||Odlanier Solís||Win *||KO1|
|43||Oct 16, 2010||39||Shannon Briggs||Win *||UD|
|42||May 29, 2010||38||Albert Sosnowski||Win *||KO10|
|41||Dec 12, 2009||38||Kevin Johnson||Win *||UD|
|40||Sep 26, 2009||38||Chris Arreola||Win *||RTD10|
|39||Mar 21, 2009||37||Juan Carlos Gómez||Win *||TKO9|
|38||Oct 11, 2008||37||Samuel Peter||Win *||RTD8|
|37||Dec 11, 2004||33||Danny Williams||Win *||TKO8|
|36||Apr 24, 2004||32||Corrie Sanders||Win *||TKO8|
|35||Dec 6, 2003||32||Kirk Johnson||Win||TKO2|
|34||Jun 21, 2003||31||Lennox Lewis||Loss *||TKO6|
|33||Nov 23, 2002||31||Larry Donald||Win||TKO10|
|32||Feb 8, 2002||30||Vaughn Bean||Win||TKO11|
|31||Dec 8, 2001||30||Ross Puritty||Win||TKO11|
|30||Jan 27, 2001||29||Orlin Norris||Win||KO1|
|29||Nov 25, 2000||29||Timo Hoffmann||Win||UD|
|28||Apr 1, 2000||28||Chris Byrd||Loss *||RTD9|
|27||Dec 11, 1999||28||Obed Sullivan||Win *||RTD9|
|26||Oct 9, 1999||28||Ed Mahone||Win *||TKO3|
|25||Jun 26, 1999||27||Herbie Hide||Win *||KO2|
|24||Feb 20, 1999||27||Ismael Youla||Win||TKO2|
|23||Dec 5, 1998||27||Francesco Spinelli||Win||TKO1|
|22||Oct 24, 1998||27||Mario Schiesser||Win||TKO2|
|21||Aug 11, 1998||27||Ricardo Kennedy||Win||TKO1|
|20||Jun 5, 1998||26||José Ribalta||Win||TKO2|
|19||May 2, 1998||26||Dicky Ryan||Win||TKO5|
|18||Apr 18, 1998||26||Julius Francis||Win||TKO2|
|17||Mar 20, 1998||26||Levi Billups||Win||KO2|
|16||Mar 7, 1998||26||Louis Monaco||Win||KO3|
|15||Jan 30, 1998||26||Alben Belinski||Win||KO2|
|14||Jan 17, 1998||26||Marcus Rhode||Win||TKO2|
|13||Dec 20, 1997||26||Anthony Willis||Win||KO5|
|12||Nov 29, 1997||26||Herman Delgado||Win||TKO3|
|11||Nov 8, 1997||26||Gilberto Williamson||Win||KO6|
|10||Oct 4, 1997||26||Will Hinton||Win||KO2|
|9||Jun 14, 1997||25||Jimmy Haynes||Win||KO2|
|8||May 10, 1997||25||Cleveland Woods||Win||KO2|
|7||Apr 12, 1997||25||Derrick Roddy||Win||TKO2|
|6||Mar 8, 1997||25||Calvin Jones||Win||KO1|
|5||Feb 22, 1997||25||Troy Roberts||Win||TKO2|
|4||Jan 25, 1997||25||Mike Acklie||Win||KO1|
|3||Dec 21, 1996||25||Brian Sargent||Win||TKO2|
|2||Nov 30, 1996||25||Frantisek Sumina||Win||TKO1|
|1||Nov 16, 1996||25||Tony Bradham||Win||KO2|
* World-title fight
Vitali Klitschko (Dr. Ironfist) is a 52-year old retired Ukrainian professional boxer. He was born in Belovodskoye, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union on July 19, 1971. He is a former heavyweight world champion. Klitschko was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2018. His 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.
He 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".
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 11 years, 3 months, and 1 day since this fight.
For a very detailed list Klitschko's fights refer to "All of Vitali Klitschko's fights".
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.
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.
February 18, 2012: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Derek Chisora, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
September 8, 2012: Klitschko successfully defends the WBC heavyweight title against Manuel Charr, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.
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 Division||World Titles Held|
|Heavyweight||WBC 2x, WBO, The Ring|