5. Mai Frage: "Herr Klitschko, wie geht es Ihnen nach dem Kampf?" Klitschko: "Ich bin glücklich, das war ein großer Fight. Ich bin froh, dass ich bei. Juli Klitschko, mittlerweile 46 und Bürgermeister Kiews, und Lewis, 52, sind seit ihrem denkwürdigen Kampf im Juni gut befreundet. Okt. Dem ehemaligen Schwergewichts-Weltmeister Wladimir Klitschko ist der Ich war besessen davon, diesen Kampf zu gewinnen", sagte der.
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Klitschko won most of the rounds and was heading towards a comprehensive points victory when he suffered a serious shoulder injury.
After the ninth round, Klitschko notified his corner that he had a shoulder pain and threw in the towel , thus handing Klitschko his first defeat and awarding Byrd the win by RTD.
At the time of the stoppage, Klitschko had won 8 of 9 rounds on one judge's scorecard, and 7 of 9 on the two others.
Klitschko, who was later diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff , received much criticism for quitting the fight. The fight between Lewis and Klitschko was to take place in December , and Klitschko signed for a tune-up fight on 21 June as part of the undercard of Lewis' fight with Kirk Johnson for the IBO title, as the WBC would not sanction the fight for their title.
Johnson, however, pulled out of the fight due to injury and Klitschko, due to his being in training for a fight on the same day as Lewis, took the fight on short notice.
Immediately after he accepted, the WBC elected to sanction the fight as a title match and Lewis' The Ring title was also up for grabs in addition to his lineal title.
Klitschko, a 4—1 underdog, dominated the early going with many harder punches. He stunned Lewis in the second round with two hard rights, leaving a cut under on Lennox's left eye.
Klitschko was ahead on all three judges' scorecards 58—56 4 rounds to 2 at the time of the stoppage, but because the wound was a result of punches from Lewis, Lewis won by technical knockout.
Negotiations for a 6 December rematch began. In January , the WBC announced that it would strip Lewis of the belt if he let pass a 15 March deadline to sign for a rematch with Vitali.
For years after this fight, Klitschko would still occasionally call out Lewis, despite the fact that Lewis has been retired since early , for a rematch.
In January they notified Universum that they would not re-sign when their contracts expired in April. Universum sued the brothers, arguing that their recent injuries had triggered a clause binding them beyond April.
The suit was ultimately resolved in favor of the Klitschkos in November Klitschko was knocked down in round one by Sanders, but by using upper-body movement and accurate punching he broke down Sanders, forcing referee Jon Schorle to stop the bout.
Williams had become suddenly marketable from a KO over Mike Tyson in round 4. Klitschko scored a technical knockout against Williams in 8 rounds on 11 December , while wearing an orange cloth to show support for the Ukrainian presidential opposition movement.
Klitschko knocked Williams down in the 1st, 3rd, 7th, and 8th rounds before the fight was stopped. Immediately afterward, Klitschko dedicated his victory to democracy in his native Ukraine and also to the Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko , whom he supported in 26 December , election revote.
On 9 November , Klitschko announced his retirement from professional boxing and vacated his title. He had been training to fight Hasim Rahman , however, nine days before the fight, he injured his leg while sparring.
He snapped his anterior cruciate ligament , which with surgery would take up to a year to heal and possibly prove career ending.
To avoid keeping the title out of use he retired. The WBC was grateful for his consideration. On other occasions he cited regrets about his suddenly mounting injuries, a desire to leave the sport while still on top and political aspirations in his home country of Ukraine.
After Vitali's retirement, his younger brother had established dominance in the division, winning two of the four world titles available.
At the time, there was interest in a potential Peter vs. Instead, Vitali took advantage of his champion emeritus status and secured a title challenge against Peter.
The fight was arranged on 11 October at O2 World, Berlin. It would be one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights in the past few years.
Both men had a rightful claim to being the champion and the stakes for the future of the heavyweight division were high.
Despite some questioning Vitali's decision to return after four years, he managed to regain his title in dominating fashion.
Klitschko had Peter intimidated from the first round and stunned him with accurate hard punches. Klitschko kept the hard-punching Nigerian off with an effective left jab and took control in the center of the ring.
Over eight rounds, Klitschko completely dismantled and outfought the younger champion. After the eighth round, Peter slumped on his stool, shook his head and asked that the bout be stopped.
By the sixth round, Vitali was in total control. Arreola had been influenced by Samuel Peter's defeat to Klitschko in , in which Peter had tried to box from the outside.
He therefore employed a game-plan which involved applying constant pressure to Vitali in order to force him into a high tempo fight. Despite his best efforts, the bout became one sided very quickly.
Klitschko consistently proved himself faster, sharper and much fitter than Arreola. On 12 December, Vitali defeated Kevin Johnson by unanimous decision, winning almost every round.
Johnson, a skillful fighter, tried to negate Klitschko's strength with angles and head movement. Though he proved hard to hit, he failed to launch any sustained attack of his own.
After the Johnson bout, Klitschko's camp began negotiations for a potential fight with former WBA Champion Nikolai Valuev , but the match failed to materialize due to economic disagreements.
Sosnowski was knocked down by a right hand in the 10th round, prompting referee Jay Nady to immediately wave off the fight. Sosnowski was the No. Klitschko completely dismantled his challenger with superior hand speed.
Briggs struggled to land any meaningful punches, as Klitschko won every round decisively. After a few rounds, Briggs was receiving a vicious and sustained beating which caused him serious facial injuries.
Considering the beating he was receiving, there was some suggestion that the referee should have stopped the bout during the last few rounds.
Klitschko had retained his belt with official scores of —, —, and — During the post-fight interview, the American boxer Briggs said: Klitschko's next fight was against mandatory challenger Odlanier Solis.
The bout was tentatively scheduled for March The fight lasted less than one whole round, as a right hand to Solis's temple wobbled Solis, who then twisted his knee.
Klitschko won by KO. The referee stopped the bout after Adamek received punishing blows and was ruled out, as he was no longer able to defend himself.
After turning 41 on 19 July , Vitali became one of the oldest Heavyweight Champions in history. Despite having a four-year hiatus from the sport, Vitali has proven to be a remarkably effective and dominant Heavyweight Champion once again.
Alongside his brother Wladimir, he also fights on for their shared ambition of holding all four Heavyweight Championship belts together, an ambition that was realised on 2 July when brother Wladimir defeated David Haye to win the WBA Heavyweight Championship.
After Wladimir Klitschko had to cancel his fight with Jean-Marc Mormeck , it was thought that Vitali was likely to fight on 25 February The fight was fought against a backdrop of antagonism displayed by the contender Dereck Chisora at the weigh in.
Chisora slapped Klitschko across the face causing a red mark to be left. Vitali won the majority of the rounds boxing a disciplined fight with changing angles and superior footwork.
Chisora, constantly coming forward delivering punishing body shots, failed to wear down the older man. A doctor confirmed a ligament tear was suffered in his left shoulder.
Klitschko said he "suddenly lost strength in the left hand" and was forced to only use his right. The injury was believed to have happened in the second or third round.
Klitschko's trainer, Fritz Zdunek, believes this is the same kind of injury Vitali suffered in his fight with Byrd. At the post-fight press conference, a brawl ensued between Haye and Chisora.
After the altercation, Chisora challenged Haye to a fight in the ring and said, "I am going to shoot David Haye. His comments and actions were later condemned by Frank Warren, his promoter, and Wladimir Klitschko.
Klitschko was expected to face Bermane Stiverne in a mandatory title defense, but was forced to pull out due to injury. On 15 December , Vitali Klitschko stepped back from boxing.
He was announced champion emeritus, which means that if he wants to return to boxing, he can fight the WBC Heavyweight Champion without having any fights beforehand.
Since his retirement, he has maintained a low key level of training and has been in his brother's corner for most fights, most famously when he had an altercation with Anthony Joshua after Anthony Joshua vs.
During the Ukrainian presidential election and the following Orange Revolution , the Klitschko brothers openly supported the candidacy of Viktor Yushchenko.
Klitschko began campaigning for Mayor of Kiev shortly after his retirement in Klitschko simultaneously led the Vitaliy Klychko Bloc that won According to information gained by the German magazine Der Spiegel , the target was to "set up Klitschko purposefully as a new strong man in Kiev — in order to counter this way the Kremlin's growing influence".
Support consisted in logistics, training and joint performances. In October , Klitschko announced that he would run in the Kiev mayoral election.
During the Ukrainian parliamentary election , Klitschko was elected he was top candidate on UDAR's party list into the Ukrainian parliament ; when his party won 40 seats.
Klitschko announced on 24 October that he intended to take part in the next Ukrainian presidential election that was then set for Klitschko was one of the dominant figures of the Euromaidan protests.
Klitschko headed the election list of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc in the late October Ukrainian parliamentary election , but he vowed not to resign as Mayor of Kiev.
In the Kiev Mayoral election Klitschko was reelected with Klitschko resigned as Petro Poroshenko Bloc chairman on 26 May after a new law barring a head of administration to be chairman or a member of a political party took effect on 1 May Klitschko's main concern is social standards and the economy of Ukraine.
In December Klitschko described the judicial system of Ukraine as "complete degradation" and accused it of violating human rights and humiliating its prisoners.
In early April Klitschko called for early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine. The elder Klitschko was also one of the commanders in charge of cleaning up the effects of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster in and was afterward diagnosed with cancer.
Klitschko has been accused of working as a debt collector in the s for mafia boss Viktor Rybalko. Vitali Klitschko is married to Natalia Egorova, a former athlete and model.
In , Klitschko graduated from the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Pedagogical Institute Ukraine  and was accepted into the postgraduate study program at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
On 29 February , he presented his doctoral thesis on "talent and sponsorship in sports"  at the "Kyiv University of Physical Science and Sports" and his PhD in Sports Science was conferred.
Klitschko has lived for years in Germany in addition to residing in Kiev. Both Vitali and his brother are avid chess players.
Vitali is a friend of former world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik and the two have played, with Kramnik always winning. Vitali has commented that "chess is similar to boxing.
You need to develop a strategy, and you need to think two or three steps ahead about what your opponent is doing. You have to be smart.
But what's the difference between chess and boxing? In chess, nobody is an expert, but everybody plays.
In boxing everybody is an expert, but nobody fights. Vitali and his brother also have been involved in charitable activities dedicated to supporting the needs of schools, churches and children.
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