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Wladimir Klitschko (born March 25, 1976 in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan) is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer, living in Germany. His older brother Vitali is also a boxer. He is known as "Steelhammer" and "Doctor" (since he has a doctorate in physical science).
On October 14, 2000, Klitschko won the WBO title from Chris Byrd, who had defeated his brother Vitali six months earlier. After five defenses of the belt, he lost it to South African fighter Corrie Sanders (KO'd in 2, and down four times).
The younger Klitschko has appeared sparring Lennox Lewis in the motion picture "Oceans Eleven".
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