Vladimir Klitschko http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37551/all en Boxing-Klitschko to defend heavyweight title against Pianeta http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/boxing-klitschko-defend-heavyweight-title-against-pianeta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, March 5 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Vladimir Klitschko will defend his four world heavyweight title belts against former sparring partner German-Italian challenger Francesco Pianeta in Mannheim on May 4, his management said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Klitschko, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA crown had used the 28-year-old Pianeta as a sparring partner last year.</p> <p>The 36-year-old Ukrainian's record stands as 59 wins and three defeats after his three successful title defences in 2012, including a November victory over Poland's Mariusz Wach.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/boxing-klitschko-defend-heavyweight-title-against-pianeta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Francesco Pianeta Sports Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773669 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko sees off Povetkin to retain world titles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/boxing-klitschko-sees-povetkin-retain-world-titles <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko retained his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles with a unanimous points win over Russia's Alexander Povetkin on Saturday in Moscow.</p> <p>The Ukrainian champion enjoyed an emphatic victory in his 24th world title fight having put Povetkin on the canvas five times, three times in the seventh round alone.</p> <p>This was Klitschko's 61st victory in his 64th professional bout, in front of a 14,000-strong crowd, having earned his first world title back in 2006.</p> <p>"That was a tough bit of work, he's a real fighter," said Klitschko.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/boxing-klitschko-sees-povetkin-retain-world-titles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Povetkin Boxers Boxing Sports Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 23:32:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5952939 at http://www.globalpost.com Klitschko goes after 'undisputed' heavyweight title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/klitschko-goes-after-undisputed-heavyweight-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Vladimir Klitschko intends to become the first undisputed world heavyweight champion in more than a decade after setting his sights on the WBC crown left vacant by his brother Vitaly.</p> <p>Not since Briton Lennox Lewis in 2000 has one boxer held all the major belts with Ukraine's Klitschko brothers opting not to fight each other.</p> <p>"It is obviously my aim to bring the WBC title back into the Klitschko family," Vladimir Klitschko, who holds the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO titles, told Germany's Bild newspaper.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/klitschko-goes-after-undisputed-heavyweight-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Politics Sports Vladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6023581 at http://www.globalpost.com Klitschko retains WBO crown with Leapai knockout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/klitschko-knocks-out-leapai-retain-wbo-crown <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OBERHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko easily retained his WBO crown when he knocked out Alex Leapai of Australia in the fifth round on Saturday in an overwhelmingly one-sided bout.</p> <p>The 38-year-old Klitschko, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO crowns, has now been unbeaten for 10 years with his most recent defeat back in April 2004 against Lamon Brewster.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/klitschko-knocks-out-leapai-retain-wbo-crown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:19:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6131743 at http://www.globalpost.com Klitschko retains WBO crown with Leapai knockout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/boxing-klitschko-retains-wbo-crown-leapai-knockout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OBERHAUSEN Germany (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko easily retained his WBO crown when he knocked out Alex Leapai of Australia in the fifth round on Saturday in an overwhelmingly one-sided bout.</p> <p>The 38-year-old Klitschko, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO crowns, has now been unbeaten for 10 years with his most recent defeat back in April 2004 against Lamon Brewster.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140428/boxing-klitschko-retains-wbo-crown-leapai-knockout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alex Leapai Boxers Boxing Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:51:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6132555 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko to defend four titles against unbeaten Pulev http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140619/boxing-klitschko-defend-four-titles-against-unbeaten-pulev <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HAMBURG (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles against undefeated Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg on September 6, his management company said on Thursday.</p> <p>Ukrainian Klitschko, 38, has been a heavyweight champion since 2006. He was the 1996 Olympic champion and has an outstanding record as a professional of 52 knockouts in 62 wins.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140619/boxing-klitschko-defend-four-titles-against-unbeaten-pulev" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Kubrat Pulev Sports Vladimir Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:03:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6181626 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Klitschko pulls out of title defence with injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140825/boxing-klitschko-pulls-out-title-defence-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>IBF world heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko has pulled out of his title bout against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on September 6 in Hamburg with a torn bicep muscle, the Ukrainian revealed on Monday. </p> <p>"I am really very disappointed that the fight will not go ahead as planned," said the 38-year-old, who has a record of 62 wins against just three defeats. </p> <p>A new date for the fight, against the 33-year-old Pulev who is undefeated in 20 bouts with 11 knockouts, has not been announced. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140825/boxing-klitschko-pulls-out-title-defence-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Vladimir Klitschko AFP Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6240337 at http://www.globalpost.com Klitschko quickly reschedules Pulev fight to November 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140827/klitschko-quickly-reschedules-pulev-fight-november-15 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko will fight Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev for the IBF title on Nov. 15 in Hamburg, after the Ukrainian postponed next month's bout due to injury, he said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Klitschko, who also holds the WBO, WBA and IBO belts and has won 62 of his 65 bouts, tore bicep muscles during training in Austria earlier this week and postponed the Sept. 6 fight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140827/klitschko-quickly-reschedules-pulev-fight-november-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Sports Vladimir Klitschko Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6241995 at http://www.globalpost.com