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Vitalii Volodymyrovych Klychko (born 19 July 1971) is a Ukrainian professional heavyweight, boxer and the current WBC world heavyweight champion. He is also a leader of the political party Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform and a member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Congress of the Council of Europe. Klitschko also holds the distinction of being a three time world heavyweight champion, having previously held the WBO and WBC titles, and has never been knocked out or knocked down in any professional boxing bout.

His younger brother, Wladimir Klitschko, is the current IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine world heavyweight champion. Vitalі is the first professional boxing world champion to hold a Ph. D. (in sports science).

Vitali Klitschko has recently announced that he intends to retire from professional heavyweight boxing at the end of 2010. As a result of his success he has been awarded Germany’s highest award, the Federal Cross of Merit,