Wladimir Klitschko's debut fight took place on November 1996 when he was 20 years of age. His career has spanned 20 years to date and whilst he's now in the later stages of his career, he has amassed a record of 64-5-0 over the course of his 69 fight career. Between November 1996 and November 1998, Klitschko had his longest winning streak of 24 fights. In his 69 fights, his longest KO streak is 10 fights long.
Starting as he means to go on, Klitschko got off to an explosive start in his debut, defeating Fabian Meza in 1 rounds and becoming the only person to have stopped Meza to date. Klitschko's rise in boxing continued with 35 fights against fighters such as Phil Jackson, Jerry Halstead and Steve Pannell. He had a mixed start to his career but mostly successful so far.
Klitschko went into his next fight against Ross Puritty on December 5th, 1998 with a career record of 24 wins. Klitschko faced the first defeat of his career against Ross Puritty in the 11th round of a 12 round fight via TKO. 14 wins followed where Klitschko went on to be the first to stop Axel Schulz, first to stop David Bostice and first to stop Monte Barrett.
Klitschko kept his losses at 1 by beating Ray Mercer on June 29th, 2002. Mercer was stopped in the 6th round via TKO crowning Klitschko as the first person to stop this opponent. 11 wins followed where Klitschko went on to fight Calvin Brock, Danell Nicholson and Chris Byrd amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Lamon Brewster was the next fight for Klitschko on July 7th, 2007 and also his next career win. Klitschko's fight against Lamon Brewster came in the 6th round of a 12 round fight via RTD. Klitschko became the first person to stop Brewster. Fights against Hasim Rahman, Tony Thompson, Ruslan Chagaev and 1 other followed where he won all 4 fights taking his winning streak to 53 wins.
Eddie Chambers was the next fight for Klitschko on March 20th, 2010 and also his next career win. Becoming the first person to stop Eddie Chambers, Klitschko beat Chambers via KO in the 12th round of a 12 round fight. 10 wins followed where Klitschko went on to be the first to stop Francesco Pianeta, first to stop Kubrat Pulev and First to beat Mariusz Wach.
Klitschko went into his next fight against Tyson Fury on November 28th, 2015 with a career record of 64-4-0. Klitschko boxing ability was put under heavy scrutiny in the Fury fight, a test too far for Klitschko as he lost via UD in a judges decision over the 12 round distance.
Klitschko's next defeat of his career came against Anthony Joshua on April 29th, 2017. Once again Klitschko was in a tough fight, one that proved to be a step too far in Klitschko's latest fight. Opponent Joshua fought well and was rewarded with a win, and crowned only the 4th man to stop Klitschko in the process. The fight ended in round 11 via TKO.