Klitschko brothers: Vitaliy and Vladimir

Klitschko brothers Vitaliy and Vladimir
Two exceptional athletes who are, before all else, brothers.
Their father, Vladimir (1947–2011), was a Soviet Air Force major general and a military attaché of the Soviet Union in the East Germany. Their mother is Nadezhda Ulyanovna.
Brothers are not only boxers, but avid chess players. Vitaliy is a friend of former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik and the two have played, with Kramnik always winning. Vitali has commented that "What's the difference between chess and boxing? In chess, nobody is an expert, but everybody plays. In boxing everybody is an expert, but nobody fights."
Vitali and Vladimir also have been involved in charitable activities dedicated to support the needs of schools, churches and children. They won humanitarian awards for their "Fight For Peace" and "Sport for Good" projects in 2002 and 2007. In 2002, the Klitschko brothers announced that they had agreed to work for UNESCO.

Klitschko brothers

Klitschko brothers
Vitaliy Klitschko was born on July 19, 1971.
Vitaliy Klitschko
He is a professional boxer and the reigning WBC heavyweight champion. He held the WBO and WBC titles. Klitschko is the first professional boxing world champion to hold a PhD degree.
In 1996, he graduated from the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Pedagogical Institute. On 29 February 2000, he presented his doctoral thesis on "talent and sponsorship in sports" at the Kiev University of Physical Science and Sports and his PhD in Sports Science was conferred.
Klitschko is known for his powerful punches and durable chin. He has never been knocked down in any professional boxing bout and has also never lost a decision. His power and his possession of a PhD have led to his nickname, Dr. Ironfist.
Vitaliy Klitschko professional boxer
He was awarded Germany's highest civilian award, the Federal Cross of Merit, for his varied accomplishments.
Originally Vitaliy was an amateur kickboxer, who was a world champion six times (professional and amateur).
He began a professional boxing career in 1996 and successfully defended the WBO Heavyweight title twice.
On 9 November 2005, Vitaliy Klitschko announced his retirement from professional boxing and vacated his title.
But on January 24, 2007 he announced his comeback and requested to fight again.
In July 2012, Vitaliy (he was 41) became one of the oldest Heavyweight Champions in history and currently the 14th longest reigning Heavyweight Champion of all time.
Vitaliy Klitschko great boxer
Klitschko is married to Natalia Egorova, a former athlete and model. They got married on 26 April 1996 and now have three children, Yegor-Daniel, Elizabeth-Victoria and Max (named after the former World Heavyweight Champion Max Schmeling).

Vitaliy Klitschko and Natalia Egorova

Vitaliy Klitschko and Natalia Egorova

Vitaliy Klitschko, Natalia Egorova children

Vitaliy Klitschko, Natalia Egorova and their children


Klitschko and Tyson

Klitschko and Tyson

Klitschko brothers
Vladimir Klitschko was born on March 25, 1976.
He is a heavyweight professional boxer. Klitschko is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO & The Ring Heavyweight Champion.
In 1996, he graduated from Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute. On 18 January 2001 Klitschko presented his doctoral dissertation and was awarded a PhD in Sports Science.
Vladimir Klitschko
Vladimir Klitschko is known as “Dr. Steel Hammer”
Dr. Steel Hammer
Klitschko appeared in the motion picture Ocean's Eleven (with Lennox Lewis). He is a kite-surfer, golfer and humanitarian.
Klitschko starred in the music video for Chris Cornell's song "Part of Me" in 2008, alongside a rising dancer Carlos Kerr Jr. and Method Man.
Vladimir Klitschko
Vladimir and his women
Vladimir was officially married to Aleksandra Avizova. He was 19 years old and in a year and a half after marriage they divorced.

Aleksandra Avizova

Aleksandra Avizova


After Avizova, Vladimir had an affair with a model Diana Kovalchuk.
Diana Kovalchuk

Diana Kovalchuk


Such a bright woman, as a German gymnast Magdalena Brzheska, who was called a sex bomb of European gymnastics, could not be noticed by Vladimir.
Magdalena Brzheska

Magdalena Brzheska


Some media reported that Klitschko had been previously dating Yvonne Catterfeld; the relationship was played up in German comedies Keinohrhasen and Zweiohrküken.
Yvonne Catterfeld

Yvonne Catterfeld


After Vladimir’s photo session held for Vanity Fair magazine with Karolina Kurkova, she claimed to have a romantic relationship with the boxer.
Karolina Kurkova

Karolina Kurkova


Alena Gerber, Playboy model, was once his girlfriend.
Alena Gerber

Alena Gerber


American actress, Lucy Liu and Vladimir
Lucy Liu Klitschko

Lucy Liu Klitschko
In 2009 Klitschko began dating American actress Hayden Panettiere. The couple broke up in May 2011.
Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere
And in September 2011 world media reported about the Vladimir and Ukrainian supermodel from Uzhgorod, Eveline Samsonchik’s love affair.

Eveline Samsonchik

Eveline Samsonchik


On 29 March 2012 Vladimir auctioned off his 1996 Olympic gold medal to a buyer who bid $1 million dollars. Klitschko said he would use the money to help the dreams of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children. After the sale, the buyer immediately returned the medal out of respect for Vladimir and because he wanted it to remain with the Klitschko family.
Vladimir Klitschko and Shwarzenegger

Vladimir Klitschko and Shwarzenegger

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