Vitali Klitschko Net Worth 2019, Early Life, Height, Weight, Relationship and Award
Vitali Klitschko Net Worth 2019 – Vitali Klitschko is a renowned heavyweight professional boxer from Ukraine, who dominated the ring from 1996 to 2017. During his amateur career, he won the super-heavyweight gold medal at the 1996 ‘Summer Olympics’ at Atlanta, Georgia, defeating Paea Wolfgramm of Tonga.
Vitali Klitschko was born on March 25, 1976, in Semipalatinsk (now Semey), Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union (now Kazakhstan), to Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko and Nadezhda Ulyanovna. His father was a Soviet Union ‘Air Force’ major general, who was posted as a “military attaché” to East Germany. His father was also responsible for the clean-up operations after the Chernobyl disaster and was later diagnosed with cancer, to which he succumbed in 2011. His mother worked as a flight attendant. He completed his formal education from the ‘Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute’ and was a brilliant student. He and his elder brother, Vitali Klitschko, were avid chess players and hold PhDs in sports science from the ‘University of Kiev,’ Ukraine. Their boxing careers gave Wladimir the nickname of ‘Dr Steelhammer,’ while his brother was known as ‘Dr Ironfist.’
Vitali Klitschko became a ‘WBC’ and ‘WBO’ champion and later became the Mayor of Kiev. The brothers have never faced each other in a professional bout because of a promise they gave their mother. Wladimir was coached in Poland’s ‘Gwardia Warszawa’ boxing club while he was a teen and became famous for knocking out the other boys in the club. He joined amateur boxing in the early 1990s and won the ‘Junior European Championships’ heavyweight title in 1993. He had a string of wins in amateur boxing before reaching the age of 20. These include the ‘Junior European Championships’ heavyweight title, in 1994, and the gold medal at the ‘Military Championships’ in Ariccia, in 1995.
Vitali Klitschko was also the runner-up at the ‘Junior World Championships’ in Istanbul, in 1994, and at the ‘European Championships’ super-heavyweight bout in Vejle, in 1996. The highlight of his amateur career was his gold-medal win at the 1996 ‘Summer Olympics’ super-heavyweight bout, at Atlanta, Georgia, defeating Paea Wolfgramm of Tonga. He had replaced his brother, who was debarred due to use of steroids.
Height and Weight
Age: 45 years
Height: 6′ 7″ (201 cm)
Weight: 247 pounds (112 kg)
Vitali Klitschko married model Aleksandra in 1996, but the union did not last long and they separated in 1998. He does not have any children. This was followed by romantic affairs with German singer and actor Yvonne Catterfeld and Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova. These affairs did not last very long.
Vitali Klitschko is currently in a steady relationship with American actor Hayden Panettiere. They have been together since 2009. The couple reportedly split in 2011 but later confirmed their engagement in 2013. They have a daughter named Kaya, who was born in 2014. Hayden was often seen by the ringside during Wladimir’s professional bouts. He is quite close to his elder brother and supported him during the ‘Euromaidan’ protests in Kiev in December 2013. Vitali Klitschko enjoys golf and has participated in the ‘Alfred Dunhill Links Championship’ in Scotland.
In his entire professional career, he has fought 69 bouts, of which he has won 64 bouts and 53 of them by knockout.
Vitali Klitschko holds the record for being the longest-reigning combined world champion and for winning the maximum number of world-title bouts. He has also won the maximum consecutive defenses on his unified title.
Vitali Klitschko is a two-time world heavyweight champion and has held the ‘WBA,’ the ‘IBF,’ the ‘WBO,’ the ‘IBO,’ the ‘Ring’ magazine, and the lineal titles.
Wladimir and his brother Vitali are the only two brothers to have held all the world heavyweight titles between them, simultaneously.
Vitali Klitschko is a professional heavyweight boxer who has a net worth of $80 million.