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Wladimir Klitschko fights former champ Shannon Briggs at Florida restaurant as cameras roll

Wladimir Klitschko fights former champ Shannon Briggs at Florida restaurant as cameras roll

HOLLYWOOD , Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) --Wladimir Klitschko fights former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs at Mama Mia's restaurant in Hollywood as diners record the altercation.
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Hayden Panettiere debuts baby bump during beach vacation in St. Tropez

Hayden Panettiere debuts baby bump during beach vacation in St. Tropez

SAINT TROPEZ , France, June 11 (UPI) --Hayden Panettiere showed off her growing baby bump during a beach getaway with fiance Wladimir Klitschko over the weekend.
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Euromaidan leader and former professional boxer now mayor of Kiev

Euromaidan leader and former professional boxer now mayor of Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine, June 5 (UPI) --UDAR party leader Vitali Klitschko was sworn in as mayor of Kiev on Thursday morning.
JC Finley
Hayden Panettiere pregnant with her first child from fiance Wladimir Klitschko

Hayden Panettiere pregnant with her first child from fiance Wladimir Klitschko

NASHVILLE, May 28 (UPI) --Hayden Panettiere is reportedly pregnant with her first child. The "Nashville" star announced her engagement to Klitschko in October 2013.
Veronica Linares
Klitschko dedicates his win in heavyweight championship to Ukraine

Klitschko dedicates his win in heavyweight championship to Ukraine

OBERHAUSEN, Germany, April 28 (UPI) -- World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko dedicated his last fight and win to his home country of Ukraine, saying he hopes they can get through this crisis.
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Hayden Panettiere dishes on wedding plans

Hayden Panettiere dishes on wedding plans

NASHVILLE, April 17 (UPI) -- Hayden Panettiere opened up about her wedding plans to her boxer fiancee Wladimir Klitschko during an interview with People magazine.
Veronica Linares

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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Report: Anderson Cooper may replace Matt Lauer on 'Today' ... Neighbor accuses singer Justin Bieber of battery ... TV's 'Judge Joe Brown' canceled after 15 seasons ... Panettiere and Klitschko get engaged ... News from United Press International.
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 (R) and Kevin Bacon watch the New York Knicks play the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden in New York City on February 27, 2008. The Knicks defeated the Bobcats 103-89. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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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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