|birth date||1971-07-19 / age 41|
|rating||2 / 10792 / 24|
|height||6′ 7½″ / 202cm|
|reach||80″ / 203cm|
|alias||Ironfist / Dr.|
|birth place||Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan|
|birth name||Vitaliy Vladymyrovich Klychko|
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Vitalii Volodymyrovych Klitchko (Ukrainian: Віта́лій Володи́мирович Кличко́, [ʋiˈtɑlij klɪtʃˈkɔ]; English: /vɨˈtæli ˈklɪtʃkoʊ/, German: Vitali Klitschko; born 19 July 1971) is a Ukranian professional heavyweight boxer and the current WBC world heavyweight champion. He is also a leader of the political party Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform and a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Congress of the Council of Europe. He previously held the WBO and WBC titles. Klitschko is the first professional boxing world champion to hold a Ph.D.
Klitschko is known for his powerful punches and exceptional chin. With 39 knockouts from 42 victories, he also holds the best knockout-to-fight ratio of any champion in heavyweight boxing history. He has never been knocked out or knocked down in any professional boxing bout. His two losses have come via shoulder injury the fight and a deep cut above his eye. His power and background as a Ph.D has led to his nickname, Dr. Ironfist.
Klitschko’s younger brother, Wladimir Klitschko, is the current IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine world heavyweight champion. He was awarded Germany’s highest civilian award, the Federal Cross of Merit, due to his varied accomplishments.