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Wladimir Klitschko Record

Total Fights69
Title Wins5
Title Defenses23
Title-Fight KOs19
KO Wins53
KO Losses4
Wladimir Klitschko Record & Stats
Wladimir Klitschko's Record
Wladimir Klitschko's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Wladimir Klitschko's boxing record?

      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.

      69Apr 29, 201741Anthony JoshuaLoss *TKO11
      68Nov 28, 201539Tyson FuryLoss *UD
      67Apr 25, 201539Bryant JenningsWin *UD
      66Nov 15, 201438Kubrat PulevWin *KO5
      65Apr 26, 201438Alex LeapaiWin *TKO5
      64Oct 5, 201337Alexander PovetkinWin *UD
      63May 4, 201337Francesco PianetaWin *TKO6
      62Nov 10, 201236Mariusz WachWin *UD
      61Jul 7, 201236Tony ThompsonWin *TKO6
      60Mar 3, 201235Jean-Marc MormeckWin *KO4
      59Jul 2, 201135David HayeWin *UD
      58Sep 11, 201034Samuel PeterWin *KO10
      57Mar 20, 201033Eddie ChambersWin *KO12
      56Jun 20, 200933Ruslan ChagaevWin *RTD9
      55Dec 13, 200832Hasim RahmanWin *TKO7
      54Jul 12, 200832Tony ThompsonWin *KO11
      53Feb 23, 200831Sultan IbragimovWin *UD
      52Jul 7, 200731Lamon BrewsterWin *RTD6
      51Mar 10, 200730Ray AustinWin *KO2
      50Nov 11, 200630Calvin BrockWin *TKO7
      49Apr 22, 200630Chris ByrdWin *TKO7
      48Sep 24, 200529Samuel PeterWinUD
      47Apr 23, 200529Eliseo CastilloWinTKO4
      46Oct 2, 200428DaVarryl WilliamsonWinTD
      45Apr 10, 200428Lamon BrewsterLoss *TKO5
      44Dec 20, 200327Danell NicholsonWinTKO4
      43Aug 30, 200327Fabio Eduardo MoliWinKO1
      42Mar 8, 200326Corrie SandersLoss *TKO2
      41Dec 7, 200226Jameel McClineWin *RTD10
      40Jun 29, 200226Ray MercerWin *TKO6
      39Mar 16, 200225Francois BothaWin *TKO8
      38Aug 4, 200125Charles ShuffordWin *TKO6
      37Mar 24, 200124Derrick JeffersonWin *TKO2
      36Oct 14, 200024Chris ByrdWin *UD
      35Jul 15, 200024Monte BarrettWinTKO7
      34Apr 29, 200024David BosticeWinTKO2
      33Mar 18, 200023Paea WolfgrammWinKO1
      32Dec 4, 199923Lajos ErosWinKO2
      31Nov 12, 199923Phil JacksonWinKO2
      30Sep 25, 199923Axel SchulzWinTKO8
      29Jul 17, 199923Joseph ChinganguWinRTD4
      28May 22, 199923Tony LaRosaWinTKO1
      27Apr 24, 199923Everett MartinWinTKO8
      26Feb 13, 199922Zoran VujicicWinKO1
      25Dec 5, 199822Ross PurittyLossTKO11
      24Nov 14, 199822Donnell WingfieldWinKO1
      23Oct 3, 199822Eli DixonWinKO3
      22Sep 19, 199822Steve PannellWinKO2
      21Aug 6, 199822Carlos MonroeWinTKO6
      20Jul 10, 199822Najee ShaheedWinKO1
      19May 23, 199822Cody KochWinKO4
      18Mar 13, 199821Everett MartinWinUD
      17Feb 14, 199821Marcus McIntyreWinKO3
      16Dec 20, 199721Derrick LampkinsWinTKO1
      15Dec 13, 199721Ladislav HusarikWinTKO3
      14Dec 6, 199721Jerry HalsteadWinTKO2
      13Oct 11, 199721Marcos GonzálezWinKO2
      12Sep 20, 199721James PritchardWinTKO3
      11Aug 23, 199721Biko BotowamunguWinDQ
      10Jul 12, 199721Gilberto WilliamsonWinTKO3
      9Jun 27, 199721Salvador MacielWinKO1
      8Jun 13, 199721Paul AshleyWinKO2
      7May 10, 199721Mark WillsWinKO1
      6Apr 12, 199721Mark YoungWinRTD2
      5Feb 15, 199720Carlos MonroeWinDQ
      4Jan 25, 199720Troy WeidaWinTKO3
      3Dec 21, 199620Bill CorriganWinTKO1
      2Nov 30, 199620Exum SpeightWinTKO2
      1Nov 16, 199620Fabian MezaWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Wladimir Klitschko (Dr. Steelhammer) is a 48-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 the "Championships" section below.

      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 7 years and 25 days since this fight.


      Klitschko had a total of 29 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and 23 successful title defenses. He won 25 of these fights and lost four.

      Title Wins

      Wladimir Klitschko fought for heavyweight world titles in seven fights and won five of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won five heavyweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 2, 2011^David HayeHeavyweightWBA (Super)UD
      Jun 20, 2009Ruslan ChagaevHeavyweightThe Ring*RTD
      Feb 23, 2008^Sultan IbragimovHeavyweightWBOUD
      Apr 22, 2006Chris ByrdHeavyweightIBFTKO
      Oct 14, 2000Chris ByrdHeavyweightWBOUD
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Wladimir Klitschko had 25 heavyweight world-title defense fights. He won 23 of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Apr 25, 2015Bryant JenningsHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingUD
      Nov 15, 2014Kubrat PulevHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingKO
      Apr 26, 2014Alex LeapaiHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingTKO
      Oct 5, 2013Alexander PovetkinHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingUD
      May 4, 2013Francesco PianetaHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingTKO
      Nov 10, 2012Mariusz WachHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingUD
      Jul 7, 2012Tony ThompsonHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingTKO
      Mar 3, 2012Jean-Marc MormeckHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingKO
      Jul 2, 2011^David HayeHeavyweightIBF, WBO, The RingUD
      Sep 11, 2010Samuel PeterHeavyweightIBF, WBO, The RingKO
      Mar 20, 2010Eddie ChambersHeavyweightIBF, WBO, The RingKO
      Jun 20, 2009Ruslan ChagaevHeavyweightIBF, WBORTD
      Dec 13, 2008Hasim RahmanHeavyweightIBF, WBOTKO
      Jul 12, 2008Tony ThompsonHeavyweightIBF, WBOKO
      Feb 23, 2008^Sultan IbragimovHeavyweightIBFUD
      Jul 7, 2007Lamon BrewsterHeavyweightIBFRTD
      Mar 10, 2007Ray AustinHeavyweightIBFKO
      Nov 11, 2006Calvin BrockHeavyweightIBFTKO
      Dec 7, 2002Jameel McClineHeavyweightWBORTD
      Jun 29, 2002Ray MercerHeavyweightWBOTKO
      Mar 16, 2002Francois BothaHeavyweightWBOTKO
      Aug 4, 2001Charles ShuffordHeavyweightWBOTKO
      Mar 24, 2001Derrick JeffersonHeavyweightWBOTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Wladimir Klitschko lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of five titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Nov 28, 2015Tyson FuryHeavyweightWBA (Super), IBF, WBO, The RingUD
      Mar 8, 2003Corrie SandersHeavyweightWBOTKO


      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.


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