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Wladimir Klitschko

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Wladimir Klitschko is mostly involved in charities and activities that support the needs of schools, churches and children. Since 2002, Klitschko started to work for UNESCO, which covers a broad range of charities and programs in many countries.Klitschko also supported Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

Both brothers have formed their own charities that contribute to children in need in Africa and South America. They won humanitarian awards for their "Sport for Good" projects in 2002 and 2007.

During the Charity Gala Dinner Klitschko brothers have raised more than 1 million 700 thousands US  dollars – through sponsorships, donations, and funds for lots. All money raised during the Charity Gala Dinner, will be used to implement Klitschko-Brothers-Foundations projects, such as the reconstruction of children's sports schools and facilities all over Ukraine and organizing a summer educational camp for orphans.

 

profile

Career: Professional Boxer
Honors: 

  • WBO Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs)
  • IBF Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs)
  • WBA (Super) Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs)
  • IBO Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs)
  • The Ring Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs)
  • WBC International Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs) (2) 
  • WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs) (2) 
  • EBU Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs)
  • NABF Heavyweight Champion (+200 lbs)
bio

Wladimir Klitschko born on  25 March 1976 in in Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR (now Semey, Kazakhstan). His father, Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko (1947–2011), was a Soviet Air Force major general and a military attaché of Ukraine in Germany. In the early 1990s, Klitschko was coached in Poland's Gwardia Warszawa boxing club, where, according to Jerzy Kulej, "He and his brother used to demolish our boys." In 1993, Klitschko won the Junior European Championships as a heavyweight. In 1994, he received 2nd place at the Junior World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.​ 

Klitschko turned professional with Universum Box-Promotion in Hamburg under the tutelage of Fritz Sdunek. After building an undefeated record of 24–0, he suffered his first loss to journeyman Ross Puritty, who entered the bout with a record of 24–13–1. 

Both Klitschko brothers have been involved in charitable activities dedicated to supporting the needs of children around the world. Both brothers have formed their own charities that contribute to children in need in Africa and South America. They won humanitarian awards for their "Sport for Good" projects in 2002 and 2007. In 2002, the Klitschko brothers announced that they had agreed to work specifically for UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), which supports more than 180 projects in 87 countries.