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In a professional boxing career spanning 20 years and five months, Wladimir Klitschko fought 69 times with 64 wins and 5 losses.
Klitschko retired from professional boxing with a record of 64-5, which included five heavyweight world-title wins and 23 successful title defense fights. He had a 76.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 53 of his total 69 fights being knockout wins, 19 of which were in title fights. Klitschko suffered four knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.
His last fight was a 11th round TKO defeat to Anthony Joshua on April 29, 2017. Klitschko was fighting for the heavyweight WBA (Super) (vacant) and IBF titles.
Some of Klitschko's best fights and notable victories include wins over David Haye, Jean-Marc Mormeck, Lamon Brewster, Alexander Povetkin, Mariusz Wach, Chris Byrd, and Bryant Jennings.
|69||Apr 29, 2017||41||Anthony Joshua||Loss *||TKO11|
|68||Nov 28, 2015||39||Tyson Fury||Loss *||UD|
|67||Apr 25, 2015||39||Bryant Jennings||Win *||UD|
|66||Nov 15, 2014||38||Kubrat Pulev||Win *||KO5|
|65||Apr 26, 2014||38||Alex Leapai||Win *||TKO5|
|64||Oct 5, 2013||37||Alexander Povetkin||Win *||UD|
|63||May 4, 2013||37||Francesco Pianeta||Win *||TKO6|
|62||Nov 10, 2012||36||Mariusz Wach||Win *||UD|
|61||Jul 7, 2012||36||Tony Thompson||Win *||TKO6|
|60||Mar 3, 2012||35||Jean-Marc Mormeck||Win *||KO4|
|59||Jul 2, 2011||35||David Haye||Win *||UD|
|58||Sep 11, 2010||34||Samuel Peter||Win *||KO10|
|57||Mar 20, 2010||33||Eddie Chambers||Win *||KO12|
|56||Jun 20, 2009||33||Ruslan Chagaev||Win *||RTD9|
|55||Dec 13, 2008||32||Hasim Rahman||Win *||TKO7|
|54||Jul 12, 2008||32||Tony Thompson||Win *||KO11|
|53||Feb 23, 2008||31||Sultan Ibragimov||Win *||UD|
|52||Jul 7, 2007||31||Lamon Brewster||Win *||RTD6|
|51||Mar 10, 2007||30||Ray Austin||Win *||KO2|
|50||Nov 11, 2006||30||Calvin Brock||Win *||TKO7|
|49||Apr 22, 2006||30||Chris Byrd||Win *||TKO7|
|48||Sep 24, 2005||29||Samuel Peter||Win||UD|
|47||Apr 23, 2005||29||Eliseo Castillo||Win||TKO4|
|46||Oct 2, 2004||28||DaVarryl Williamson||Win||TD|
|45||Apr 10, 2004||28||Lamon Brewster||Loss *||TKO5|
|44||Dec 20, 2003||27||Danell Nicholson||Win||TKO4|
|43||Aug 30, 2003||27||Fabio Eduardo Moli||Win||KO1|
|42||Mar 8, 2003||26||Corrie Sanders||Loss *||TKO2|
|41||Dec 7, 2002||26||Jameel McCline||Win *||RTD10|
|40||Jun 29, 2002||26||Ray Mercer||Win *||TKO6|
|39||Mar 16, 2002||25||Francois Botha||Win *||TKO8|
|38||Aug 4, 2001||25||Charles Shufford||Win *||TKO6|
|37||Mar 24, 2001||24||Derrick Jefferson||Win *||TKO2|
|36||Oct 14, 2000||24||Chris Byrd||Win *||UD|
|35||Jul 15, 2000||24||Monte Barrett||Win||TKO7|
|34||Apr 29, 2000||24||David Bostice||Win||TKO2|
|33||Mar 18, 2000||23||Paea Wolfgramm||Win||KO1|
|32||Dec 4, 1999||23||Lajos Eros||Win||KO2|
|31||Nov 12, 1999||23||Phil Jackson||Win||KO2|
|30||Sep 25, 1999||23||Axel Schulz||Win||TKO8|
|29||Jul 17, 1999||23||Joseph Chingangu||Win||RTD4|
|28||May 22, 1999||23||Tony LaRosa||Win||TKO1|
|27||Apr 24, 1999||23||Everett Martin||Win||TKO8|
|26||Feb 13, 1999||22||Zoran Vujicic||Win||KO1|
|25||Dec 5, 1998||22||Ross Puritty||Loss||TKO11|
|24||Nov 14, 1998||22||Donnell Wingfield||Win||KO1|
|23||Oct 3, 1998||22||Eli Dixon||Win||KO3|
|22||Sep 19, 1998||22||Steve Pannell||Win||KO2|
|21||Aug 6, 1998||22||Carlos Monroe||Win||TKO6|
|20||Jul 10, 1998||22||Najee Shaheed||Win||KO1|
|19||May 23, 1998||22||Cody Koch||Win||KO4|
|18||Mar 13, 1998||21||Everett Martin||Win||UD|
|17||Feb 14, 1998||21||Marcus McIntyre||Win||KO3|
|16||Dec 20, 1997||21||Derrick Lampkins||Win||TKO1|
|15||Dec 13, 1997||21||Ladislav Husarik||Win||TKO3|
|14||Dec 6, 1997||21||Jerry Halstead||Win||TKO2|
|13||Oct 11, 1997||21||Marcos González||Win||KO2|
|12||Sep 20, 1997||21||James Pritchard||Win||TKO3|
|11||Aug 23, 1997||21||Biko Botowamungu||Win||DQ|
|10||Jul 12, 1997||21||Gilberto Williamson||Win||TKO3|
|9||Jun 27, 1997||21||Salvador Maciel||Win||KO1|
|8||Jun 13, 1997||21||Paul Ashley||Win||KO2|
|7||May 10, 1997||21||Mark Wills||Win||KO1|
|6||Apr 12, 1997||21||Mark Young||Win||RTD2|
|5||Feb 15, 1997||20||Carlos Monroe||Win||DQ|
|4||Jan 25, 1997||20||Troy Weida||Win||TKO3|
|3||Dec 21, 1996||20||Bill Corrigan||Win||TKO1|
|2||Nov 30, 1996||20||Exum Speight||Win||TKO2|
|1||Nov 16, 1996||20||Fabian Meza||Win||KO1|
* World-title fight
Wladimir Klitschko (Dr. Steelhammer) is a 47-year old retired Ukrainian professional boxer. He was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union on March 25, 1976. He is a former heavyweight world champion. Klitschko was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2021. His professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 1996 to 2017.
Klitschko made his professional boxing debut against Fabian Meza at the age of 20 on November 16, 1996, defeating Meza via 1st round KO. He went on to win 23 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 20 wins via stoppage.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on October 14, 2000 after 35 professional fights, against Chris Byrd for the heavyweight WBO title. He defeated Byrd via 12 round unanimous decision to become the heavyweight champion of the world.
Wladimir Klitschko was a two-time unified heavyweight world champion, and has won five world titles at heavyweight. For all the details about Klitschko's world title wins and defenses refer to "Wladimir Klitschko World Titles".
Klitschko had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.
His last professional fight was on April 29, 2017 against British boxer Anthony Joshua for Joshua's heavyweight IBF title. Klitschko lost the fight via 11th round TKO. It's been 6 years, 7 months, and 6 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Klitschko's fights refer to "All of Wladimir Klitschko's fights".
Klitschko fought a total of 69 times during his professional career, which includes 29 world-title fights at the heavyweight division. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 11 fights are the highlight of his career.
October 14, 2000: Klitschko wins his first world title by defeating Chris Byrd via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the WBO heavyweight world champion.
June 29, 2002: Klitschko successfully defends the WBO heavyweight title against Ray Mercer, winning the fight via 6th round TKO.
April 22, 2006: Klitschko wins the IBF heavyweight title from Chris Byrd, by beating Byrd via 7th round TKO.
July 7, 2007: Klitschko successfully defends the IBF heavyweight title against Lamon Brewster, winning the fight via 6th round RTD.
February 23, 2008: Klitschko becomes a unified heavyweight world champion by beating Sultan Ibragimov via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the IBF and WBO heavyweight world-champion belts.
July 2, 2011: Klitschko becomes a unified heavyweight world champion by beating David Haye via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the IBF, WBO, The Ring, and WBA (Super) heavyweight world-champion belts.
March 3, 2012: Klitschko successfully defends the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Jean-Marc Mormeck, winning the fight via 4th round KO.
November 10, 2012: Klitschko successfully defends the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Mariusz Wach, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
October 5, 2013: Klitschko successfully defends the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
November 15, 2014: Klitschko successfully defends the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev, winning the fight via 5th round KO.
April 25, 2015: Klitschko successfully defends the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles against Bryant Jennings, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
Klitschko was a heavyweight world champion. He has held five world titles at the heavyweight weight division, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest four were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Heavyweight||WBA, IBF, WBO 2x, The Ring|