Vitali Klitschko

Ukrainian boxer and politician (1971-)

Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko (/vɪˌtæli ˈklɪk/; Ukrainian: Віта́лій Володи́мирович Кличко́; born 19 July 1971) is a Ukrainian politician and former professional boxer. He has served as the mayor of Kyiv since 2014.[1]

Klitschko in 2014

As a heavyweight boxer, Klitschko held the WBO title from 1999 to 2000, The Ring magazine title from 2004 to 2005, and the WBC title twice in 2004 and between 2008 and 2013. In 2011, Vitali and his brother Wladimir entered the Guinness World Records book as the pair of brothers with most world heavyweight title fight wins. Of his 47 bouts, he won 45 (41 by KO) and lost twice.

Klitschko was born in Belovodskoye, Kirghiz SSR (now Kyrgyzstan). He is married to Russian former tennis player Natalia Egorova. The couple have three children.


  1. "Ukraine crisis: Kiev dismantles last protest barriers". BBC. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2020.

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