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Old rivals Tyson, Holyfield encouraged to attend fight together

MOSCOW, May 17 (UPI) -- The organizer of a Moscow boxing match between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin said Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield will be encouraged to attend.

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Actress Hayden Panettiere and boxer Wladimir Klitschko engaged

Actress Hayden Panettiere and boxer Wladimir Klitschko engaged

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere and Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko are engaged and planning a summer wedding, UsMagazine.com reported.
Report: Heavyweight title fight derailed

Report: Heavyweight title fight derailed

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 23 (UPI) -- The heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin has been called off, Povetkin's manager said.

Boxer calls for investigation of fight

LAS VEGAS, May 5 (UPI) -- Heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko of the Ukraine has launched a legal inquiry into the events surrounding the fight he lost to Lamon Brewster last month.

Vitali Klitschko on Lewis undercard

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko, with Lennox Lewis on his mind, will meet undefeated Cedric Boswell on June 21 at Staples Center.

V. Klitschko to fight on Lewis undercard

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- While WBC champion Lennox Lewis seeks a big-money rematch with Mike Tyson, he first will have to defend his belt against Vitali Klitschko by year's end.

Klitschko suffers second loss

HANNOVER, Germany, March 8 (UPI) -- Wladimir Klitschko, widely considered the top contender to the throne of Lennox Lewis, was stunned Saturday night by Corrie Sanders of South Africa in a fight f

Klitschko cancels title bout

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Wladimir Klitschko has cancelled his WBO heavyweight title defense against David Izon scheduled or Dec. 1 after suffering a shoulder injury while sparring in Ge
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Wladimir Klitschko (Ukrainian: Володимир Кличко, Volodymyr Klychko, ; English: /ˈvlædɨmɪər ˈklɪtʃkoʊ/; born 25 March 1976) is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer. Klitschko is the unified IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine Champion of the world. His older brother, Vitali Klitschko, is the current WBC world heavyweight champion.

Klitschko was born in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR (now Kazakhstan). Though a major celebrity in his former adopted home of Germany, he moved with his older brother Vitali to Beverly Hills in 2004. Their father, Vladimir Rodionovich, was a Soviet Air Force Colonel. Their mother is Nadezhda Ulyanovna.

In the summer of 1996, Klitschko finished Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) and was accepted in the postgraduate study program of Kiev University. On 18 January 2001 in a conference hall of Kiev University of physical science and sports, Klitschko presented his doctoral dissertation and was awarded a Ph.D. in Sports Science. Klitschko speaks four languages: Ukrainian, Russian, German and English. At the beginning of his professional career, he began spelling his name Wladimir. The Ukrainian version of his name is Volodymyr (Володимир), which in Russian is Vladimir (Владимир).

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