Which Klitschko brother is a doctor?
Ironfist and Dr. Steelhammer stems from the fact that the Klitsch bros both have their PhDs (and that they punch really, really hard.) In 2000 Vitali became the first professional boxing world champion to receive a PhD degree in Sports Science. Wladimir followed him with his own PhD, also from Kiev University.
How many first round knockouts does Tyson have?
Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round….
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Who are the Klitschko brothers and how old are they?
Klitschko brothers. Vitali Klitschko (born 19 July 1971) and Wladimir Klitschko (born 25 March 1976), known as the Klitschko Brothers, are Ukrainian heavyweight boxers.
How did Wladimir Klitschko get his start in boxing?
Klitschko and his elder brother, Vitali, both showed interest in athletics from a young age. Klitschko followed his brother into amateur boxing, and, when Vitali lost his chance to compete for Ukraine in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games because of steroid use, Wladimir took his place on the team and earned the super heavyweight gold medal.
When did the Wladimir Klitschko documentary come out?
Klitschko, a feature-length documentary film about the brothers, was released in October 2011. Get a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. Subscribe Now His brother, Wladimir, who had followed Vitali into amateur boxing, took his place and won the super heavyweight gold medal.
Why are Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko called Dr Steelhammer?
Their boxing careers gave Wladimir the nickname of ‘Dr Steelhammer,’ while his brother was known as ‘Dr Ironfist.’ Vitali became a ‘WBC’ and ‘WBO’ champion and later became the Mayor of Kiev. The brothers have never faced each other in a professional bout because of a promise they gave their mother.