The two current heavyweight world boxing champions both have PhDs, believe or not

Believe or not, but the two current heavyweight world boxing champions both have PhDs... The two researchers are the Ukrainian heavyweight boxers and brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.


Wladimir Klitschko, called "Dr. Steel Hammer"(born 25 March 1976, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan), currently holds the IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine world heavyweight titles. His older brother, Vitali Klitschko, is the current WBC world heavyweight champion.

In the summer of 1996, Klitschko finished Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) and was accepted in the postgraduate study program of Kiev University. On 18 January 2001 in a conference hall of Kiev University of physical science and sports, Klitschko presented his doctoral dissertation and was awarded a Ph.D. in Sports Science. Klitschko speaks four languages: Ukrainian, Russian, German and English.

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Vitali Klitschko, called "Dr. Ironfist", (born 19 July 1971 in Belovodsk, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan) is a Ukrainian professional heavyweight boxer and the current WBC world heavyweight champion. He has the highest knockout percentage (94.9%) of any heavyweight boxing champion in overall fights.

Vitali is the first professional boxing world champion to hold a Ph.D. In 1996, he graduated from the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky Pedagogical Institute (Ukraine) and was accepted into the postgraduate study program at Kiev University. On 29 February 2000, he presented his doctoral thesis on "talent and sponsorship in sports" at the Kiev University of Physical Science and Sports, and his Ph.D. in Sports Science was conferred.

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2 comments:

  1. What exemplary sport figures for the children of our century. These two brothers represent leadership and well as loving family values that the world should use as a guide. The fighting prowse is only second to their love for one another. Kudos brothers Klitschko.

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  2. Let's see. Brother against brother . For the true champ !!

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