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Vitali Klitschko

Facts About Vitali Klitschko

Celebrated Name Vitali Klitschko
Age 50 Years
Nick Name Vitali Klitschko
Birth Name Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko
Birth Date 1971-07-19
Gender Male
Profession Political Pundit
Place Of Birth Belovodskoye, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union, Ukraine
Birth Nation Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Ethnicity Ukrainian-white
Race White
Religion Christian
Horoscope Cancer
Father Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko
Mother Nadezhda Ulyanovna Klitschko
Siblings 1
University Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Marital Status Married
Wife Natalia Egorova
Children 3
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Politician and former professional boxer career
Net Worth $80 million
Salary $7 million per year
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 249 lb / 113 kg
Hair Color Dark brown
Eye Color Dark brown
Body Type Average
Body Measurement 48-35-17 inches
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Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko, professionally known as Vitali Klitschko is a Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer who has served as mayor of Kyiv and head of the Kyiv City State Administration, having held both offices since June 2014.  He began his political career in 2006 when he placed second in the Kyiv mayoral race. He became the leader of the political party UDAR of Vitaliy Klychko. He compiled a career record of 45-2 before retiring to go into politics. He was originally an amateur kickboxer who was knocked out by a spin kick to the jaw in 1992. Vitali also became actively involved in Ukrainian politics in 2005 and combined this with his professional boxing career until his retirement from the sport in 2013 as he became the first professional boxing world champion to hold a Ph.D. degree. Additionally, Klitschko and his brother Wladimir announced on 24th February 2022 that they would take up arms in defense of Kyiv following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko's pleas to the world

Wladimir Klitschko and his brother Vitali, the mayor of Ukraine's capital Kyiv, posted sobering video messages pleading for a stop to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Via his Twitter account, on Saturday he posted a video message - with a sternly worded order attached. "I'm Wladimir Klitschko and I am addressing the entire world to stop this war that Russia has started," he said. "Just today civilians were shot with the rockets, with special operations and civilians getting killed and it's happening in the heart of Europe. "There is no time to wait because it's going to lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

"You need to act now to stop Russian aggression with anything you can have now." "In an hour, or by tomorrow, it's going to be too late. Please get into action now, don't wait. Act now. Stop this war." Klitschko has been active on Twitter ever since the harrowing conflict began, posting yesterday "There is no democracy without democrats. Get involved and use the freedoms that democracy offers you to express your support and solidarity." He told ITV's Good Morning Britain this week: "I don't have another choice, I have to do that. I'll be fighting."

Famous For

  • Being a Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer.
  • For serving as mayor of Kyiv and heading of the Kyiv City State Administration.

Where is Vitali Klitschko from?

Vitali Klitschko was born on 19th July 1971 with the real name of Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko in Belovodskoye, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union, Ukraine. He holds Ukrainian nationality and he came from Ukrainian-white ethnicity. Similarly, his religion is Christian and his race is white. Vitali has celebrated his 50th birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Cancer. He is the son of his father, Vladimir Rodionovich Klitschko and his mother Nadezhda Ulyanovna Klitschko. He has one brother named Wladimir Klitschko. His father was a Soviet Air Force major general and a Soviet military attache in East Germany. 

Talking about Vitali's education, he graduated from the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) in 1981 and was accepted into the postgraduate study program at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Vitali Klitschko Career Timeline

Boxing career

  • Vitali Klitschko kicks off his career competing both in amateur boxing, kickboxing, and sport karate.
  • He was a kickboxing world champion six times and finished his amateur boxing career and turned professional, signing with the German-based Universum Box-Promotion (UBP) in 1996.
  • He won the super-heavyweight championship at the first World Military Games in Italy in 1995 and began his professional boxing career in 1996, winning his first twenty-four fights by either early knockout or technical knockout.
  • Klitschko won the WBO heavyweight title from Herbie Hide of the United Kingdom by a second-round knockout in his 25th pro fight on 26th June 1999.
  • He had a third title defense against the American Chris Byrd, who was a late replacement on 1st April 2000 and had won 8 of 9 rounds on one judge's scorecard, and 7 of 9 on the two others.
  • He signed for a tune-up fight on 21st June 2003 as part of the undercard of Lewis's fight with Kirk Johnson for the IBO title.
  • He faced South African Corrie Sanders on 24th April 2004 for the WBC heavyweight championship and "The Ring" belts.
  • His first WBC title defense was against British boxer Danny Williams and scored a technical knockout against Williams in 8 rounds on 11th December 2004.
  • Klitschko announced his retirement from professional boxing and vacated his title on 9th November 2005.
  • He took advantage of his champion emeritus status and secured a title challenge against Peter. The fight was arranged on 11th October 2008 at O2 World, Berlin. 
  • He defeated Juan Carlos Gomez by TKO in the ninth round on 21st March 2009 and earned a one-sided TKO victory over Chris Arreola at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 29th September.
  • He defeated Polish heavyweight contender Albert Sosnowski by KO at 2:30 in round 10 of 12 on 29th May 2010.
  • It was announced on 17th August 2010 that Klitschko would defend his WBC title against Shannon Briggs on 16th October of that year.
  • His next fight was against mandatory challenger Odlanier Solis. The bout was tentatively scheduled for March 2011.
  • He retained his WBC heavyweight title against Tomasz Adamek on 10th September 2011 in Poland and became one of the oldest heavyweight champions in history after turning 41 on 19th July 2012.
  • He was awarded WBC Fighter of the Year for 2011 whereas it was confirmed on 12th December 2011 that Derek Chisora would be Klitschko's next opponent and retained his WBC title unanimously in a dominant display in Munich. 
  • It was announced on 2nd July 2012 that Vitali will defend his WBC heavyweight title on 8 September at the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow, Russia.
  • Later, Klitschko stepped back from boxing on 15th December 2013.

Former professional boxer, Vitali Klitschko

Source: @instagram.com/vitaliyklitschko

Political career

  • Klitschko was appointed an adviser to President Yushchenko in 2005 and began campaigning for Mayor of Kyiv shortly after his retirement in 2005. He lost the 2006 mayoral election to Leonid Chernovetskyi but placed second with 26% of the vote.
  • He was elected as a people's deputy to the Kyiv City Council since the "Civic party" PORA-ROP won 14 seats in the 2006 election and ran again and won 18% of the vote in the May 2008 Kyiv local election. 
  • He simultaneously led the Vitali Klitschko Bloc that won 10.61% of the votes and 15 seats and again, he was elected into the Kyiv City Council.
  • He became the leader of the political party Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) in April 2010 as well as he and UDAR became a partner of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany in November 2011.
  • Klitschko announced in October 2011 that he would run in the 2012 Kyiv mayoral election.
  • During the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election, he was elected into the Ukrainian parliament; when his party won 40 seats. He was chosen as the leader of the party's faction in Parliament.
  • He announced on 24th October 2013 that he intended to take part in the next Ukrainian presidential election that was then set for 2015.
  • He would gain in the first round of the 2014 Ukrainian presidential election enlarged from 4.8% in December 2011 to 15.1% in February 2013, and an October 2013 Razumkov Centre poll predicted 19.3%.
  • He confirmed on 28th February 2014 that he would take part in the (early) 2014 Ukrainian presidential election and won Kyiv's mayoral elections with almost 57% of the votes.
  • On 25th June 2014, he appointed Klitschko as head of Kyiv City State Administration and headed the election list of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc in the late October 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election, but he vowed not to resign as Mayor of Kyiv.
  • In the 2015 Kyiv mayoral election, he was reelected with 66.5% of the vote and scored 40.5% of the vote and Bereza 8.8% in the first round.
  • Subsequently, he resigned as Petro Poroshenko Bloc chairman after a new law barring a head of administration to be chairman or a member of a political party took effect on 1st May 2016.
  • He announced on 18th May 2019 that UDAR would take part in the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election autonomously.
  • Following the 21st April 2019 election of President Volodymyr Zelensky Klitschko was not dismissed whereas he was again a candidate, nominated by UDAR in the election for Mayor of Kyiv of the 2020 Kyiv local election Klitschko.
  • He won the election with 50.52% of the votes, 365,161 people voted for him. UDAR won 30 Kyiv City Council seats in the 2020 Kyiv local election.
  • Furthermore, Klitschko stated his party UDAR will not cooperate with the Party of Regions in the Ukrainian Parliament in July 2012 party-leader and called for early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine in April 2013.
  • As well, he is a member of the Washington, D.C.-headquartered International Republican Institute's International Advisory Council.
  • Vitali was honored with the Hero of Ukraine Order of State at the end of 2004 which is the highest Ukrainian honor, for his achievements and contributions to the development of Ukrainian sports.
  • He was awarded the German Cross of the Order of Merit in 2010, the highest German honor, for his social and political engagement, and was awarded the Georgian Presidential Order of Excellence in 2013.
  • Klitschko and his brother Wladimir Klitschko pledged to fight to protect the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv in February 2022, through armed forces, in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine that began on the 24th February 2022.

Ukrainian Politician, Vitali Klitschko

Source: @instagram.com/vitaliyklitschko

Awards and Achievements

  • In 2010, Klitschko was awarded the German Cross of the Order of Merit for his social and political engagement 
  • In 2013, Klitschko was awarded the Georgian Presidential Order of Excellence 
  • In 2016, Klitschko was named The Eternal world heavyweight champion by the WBC; the title is awarded to dominant boxers that were undefeated as champions and had plenty of successful title defenses throughout their careers

Who is Vitali Klitschko Wife?

Vitali Klitschko is a married man, He tied a knot with Natalia Egorova, a former athlete, and model. They met in Kyiv and got married on 26th April 1996. They have three children, Yegor-Daniel, Elizabeth-Victoria, and Max. They both seem extremely happy in their domestic life. She's supportive of him and the profession that he is in. There's much love between the two. Concerning Vitali's sexual orientation, he is straight.

Vitali Klitschko wife, Natalia Egorova

Source: @zimbio

What is the Net Worth of Vitali Klitschko?

Vitali Klitschko has a net worth of $80 million as of 2022 whereas he has also a fine amount of salary which is around $7 million per year. He has gained a fine amount of money from his profession as his major source of income is from his politician and former professional boxer career. 

How tall is Vitali Klitschko?

Vitali Klitschko is 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) tall and his body weighs around 249 lb / 113 kg. He has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes color. Vitali has an average body build with 48-35-17 inches body measurements.

Did You Know?

  • He was originally an amateur kickboxer who was knocked out by a spin kick to the jaw in 1992.
  • He became the first professional boxing world champion to hold a PhD degree.
  • He developed a close friendship with chess champion Vladimir Kramnik.
  • He compiled a career record of 45-2 before retiring to go into politics.
  • He became leader of the political party UDAR of Vitaliy Klychko.