VIDEO: Former Heavyweight King Wladimir Klitschko Laces Up the Boxing Gloves for a Sparring Session

Published 12/15/2021, 12:30 PM EST


Wladimir Klitschko, for all the reasons in the world, ranks as a true great of the heavyweight division. ‘Dr. Steelhammer’, in his prime, raised countless eyebrows with his crucifying knockout power. Moreover, even after retirement, Klitschko is capable of drawing sound attention around himself and he does that to a great extent.

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Recently, a video surfaced on the internet of the Ukrainian boxing legend. Here, he can be seen sparring and showing off snippets of his boxing prowess.

Klitschko did not engage in a heavy sparring session. Instead, he did some light work to relish his time and get a hang of the ring subsequently.

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Wladimir Klitschko began his boxing stint in 1996. Klitschko already made enough buzz around his debut because he won a gold medal in the 1996 Olympic games. That said, hardcore boxing lovers back then remained eager to see this astonishing prodigy create sensations with his performances.

That said, ‘Dr. Steelhammer’, in 2000, won his very first world heavyweight title by beating Chris Byrd. He dropped Byrd twice in the fight to claim the WBO title. Since then, Klitschko’s career only went upwards, and he rolled out steady performances to reach the peak.

Even in his concluding years, Klitschko made sure to prove his mettle against the current best heavyweights of this era, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Especially his fight with ‘AJ’ was one for the ages, wherein the veteran tried everything in his favor to smother Joshua.

Despite that, Klitschko ended up on the losing side, but the respect he gained was more than any other accolade or win. Also, the veteran hung up his gloves post this bout.

Wladimir Klitschko – A star heavyweight

Not a lot of heavyweight fighters sign off with their careers with respect as well as some sound accomplishments.

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However, Klitschko was one of those elites who bagged almost everything a fighter can dream of.

He was a true heavyweight GOAT, and without a doubt, his legacy will find a place in the history books.

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Even at his current age, Klitschko looks to inspire the young generation of fighters with his workouts, activities, and more.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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