Wladimir Klitschko - Updated Dec 2023

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Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko is a famous Ukrainian former heavyweight boxer who played from 1996-2017. Wladimir Klitschko is also famous as a 2-time world heavyweight champion.

Early Life

Wladimir Klitschko was born on March 25, 1976, and is currently 46 years old. Born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union, Wladimir holds Ukrainian nationality. Similarly, he is from a Christian family and his birth sign is Aries.

Moving to his family details, his father’s name is Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko his mother’s name is Nadezhda Ulyanova Klitschko.

His father was a major general of the Soviet Air Force. However, he died of cancer in 2011. Similarly, he also has an elder brother named Vitali Klitschko.


Talking about his educational background, Wladimir did his schooling at Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi Pedagogical Institute. He was a great student and an avid chess player. Later, he joined the University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and graduated with a degree in Sports Science.

Relationship Status

Reflecting on his relationship status, Wladimir got married to Aleksandra in 1996. Aleksandra is a model by profession. However, the marriage wasn’t successful and the couple split in 1998.

After his divorce, Wladimir dated several girlfriends including Diana Kovalchuk (2000-2002), famous singer Yvonne Catterfield (2007), model Karolina Kurkova (2008), and actress Lucy Liu (May 2008), and Alena Gerber (November 2008- December 2009).

Moreover, his recent relationship was with Hayden Panettiere. They met at a mutual friend’s party and soon started dating. The couple split in 2011 and again hooked up in 2013.

They also have a daughter named Kaya, who was born in 2014. However, the duo broke up in June 2018 for private reasons. However, he seems to be single right now.

Wladimir Klitschko

Caption: Wladimir Klitschko with his ex-girlfriend Hayden (source: people.com)

Body Measurements

Wladimir is a tall and handsome guy talking about his physical statistics. As a boxer, he has maintained a fit and healthy body. He stands 6 feet 6 inches (1.98m) tall and weighs around 109 kg (240 lbs.).

Similarly, his show size is 11 inches. Wladimir has dark brown eyes with a pair of attractive hazel eyes.

Wladimir Klitschko

Caption: Wladimir Klitschko posing in his style (source: Pinterest)

Professional Life and Career

Wladimir thought to pursue his career in the boxing field. For this, he prepared at Тhе Вrоvаrу Оlуmріс Rеѕеrvе Ѕсhооl at the end of the 1980s. In 1993, hе won thе hеаvуwеіght dіvіѕіоn Јunіоr Еurореаn Сhаmріоnѕhірѕ.

Similarly, hе stood ѕесоnd іn thе Wоrld Јunіоrѕ іn 1994. After good performances, Wladimir dеbutеd оn thе wоrld ѕtаgе аt thе 1996 Ѕummеr Оlуmрісѕ іn Аtlаntа. He wаѕ wеll recognized durіng thіѕ еvеnt bу winning thе gоld mеdаl іn Ѕuреr-Неаvуwеіght.

Аftеr thаt, Wladimir ѕtаrtеd hіѕ саrееr іn Ukrаіnе. In 2000, he shot into fame when he got the chance to fight against Сhrіѕ Вуrd fоr thе wоrld hеаvуwеіght tіtlе. With his extreme talent, hе wоn thе fіght аnd kерt dеfеndіng hіmѕеlf аgаіnѕt оthеr expert-boxers.

Wladimir kept on giving good performances in his matches. In 2006, he again challenged Chris Byrd for the IBF crown. In the same year, he became the highest ranked in heavyweight history.

In 2015, Wladimir fought with Tyson Fury. But he lost the match. This was his first loss after more than a decade. In addition, he again lost the match against Anthony Joshua. However, in 2017, Wladimir agreed to retire after two defeats.

Wladimir Klitschko

Caption: Wladimir Klitschko showing belts he won (source: apnews.com)

Net Worth 2023

Wladimir Klitschko has earned a huge amount of money from his boxing career. According to online sources, Wladimir has an estimated net worth of $60 million US dollars. He earned this decent amount of wealth from his boxing career.

Wladimir Klitschko – Achievements

Enhancing his awards, Wladimir Klitschko won the Golden Camera Award in 2005. Similarly, he won the German Television Award in the category “Best Sports Program” in 2011. In addition, in 2017, Wladimir won the Bambi Awards.

Wladimir Klitschko – Social media

When it comes to his social media handles, the talented boxer is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Wladimir has a Facebook page with a huge 1.7 million followers. Likewise, he has an Instagram account under the name “Klitschko” with over 612k followers.

To date, he has 494 posts that include pictures and videos of his personal and professional life. Furthermore, Wladimir also uses Twitter where he has more than 426.7k followers to date.