Best Boxers of All Time From Ukraine
Wladimir Klitschko (Kiev, Ukraine)
"Dr. Steelhammer" is a two-time heavyweight champion of the world and he has a record (as of 2017) reading: 64-4 with 53 wins coming by way of knockout. Wladimir Klitschko has an excellent jab and knockout power in his right hand. He has a suspect chin but enough defense to keep fighters missing.
Mr. Klitschko's top wins have come against David Haye, Sam Peter, Chris Byrd and Ray Mercer.
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Vitali Klitschko vs Shannon Briggs
Vitali Klitschko (Kiev, Ukraine)
"Dr. Ironfist" is a 3-time heavyweight world champion who retired from the squared circle with a resume that reads: 45-2 with 41 wins coming via K.O. Vitali Klitschko has an iron chin and an unusual style that opponents cannot deal with. He uses his 6'7' inch height very well and uses lots of jabs and straight right hands down the middle.
Mr. Klitschko's best accomplishments came from dismantling Corrie Sanders, Herbie Hide, Shannon Briggs and Tomasz Adamek.
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Louis Kid Kaplan (Former Featherweight Champion)
Louis Kid Kaplan (Kiev, Ukraine)
"Kid" Kaplan is a former featherweight world champion and an excellent lightweight contender during his tenure at the top. He left the prize ring sporting a mark reading: 108-23-13 with 27 stoppages on his docket. Kaplan seemed to improve the further the bout went and he had immense stamina from start to finish. Although not a knockout puncher, Kaplan, nonetheless, was an inside, pressure fighter who landed accurate shots, from all angles, to the head and body.
Mr. Kaplan had significant wins in two weight classes but his best were victories over Pancho Villa, Battling Battalino, Danny Kramer, and Billy Petrolle.
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Andriy Kotelnik vs Devon Alexander
Andriy Kotelnik (Lviv, Ukraine)
"Kotelya" is the former junior welterweight champion of the world and as an amateur he won a bronze medal in the 2000 Olympics. Andriy Kotelnik left the sport with a record consiting of: 32 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw with 13 stoppage wins. Good footwork, a solid jab and accurate combination punching highlight his skills.
Mr. Kotelnik has some very significant victories but his top wins came from defeating Marcos Maidana, William Gonzalez, Gavin Rees and Norio Kimura.
Volodymyr Sydorenko (Former Bantamweight King)
Volodymyr Sydorenko (Enerhodar, Ukraine)
Voldymer Sydorenko won a bronze medal as a flyweight in the 2000 Olympics. In the pro rank, Dydorenko won the bantamweight championship and retired with a tally reading: 22-3-2 with 7 wins coming inside the distance. Sydorenko is not great at any one thing and he lacks power but he is very good on offense and defense otherwise.
Mr. Sydorenko's biggest accomplishments came from defeating Julio Zarate, Giovanni Andrade, Joseph Agbeko and Nobuto Ikehara.
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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Gary Russell
Vasyl Lomachenko (Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine)
"Hi-Tech" won gold medals in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics as an amateur. In the professional fight game, Lomachenko has won championships at featherweight and junior lightweight so far. He is , still active, as of 2017, and his record is currently at: 7-1 with 5 knockout wins to his credit. An excellent boxer-puncher who will likely top this list someday. He has talent and can virtually do it all.
Mr. Lomachenko has had a short career but he has also beaten some solid champions and contenders including Nicholas Walters, Roman Martinez, Gary Russell Jr, and Suriya Tatakhun.
Vitali Klitschko Highlights (Video)
Vyacheslav Senchenko (Kremenchuk, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine)
Vyacheslav Senchenko is the former Welterweight world champion and he retired from prizefighting with a resume reading: 37-2 with 25 knockouts on his record. Senchenko was not light on his feet or a slick boxer but he had a good jab, and above average K.O. power.
Mr. Senchenko's top victories came from toppling Yuriy Nuzhnenko, Ricky Hatton, Motoki Sasaki and Marco Antonio Avendano.
Viktor Postol vs Lucas Matthysse
Viktor Postol (Velyka Dymerka, Ukraine)
"The Iceman" is the former junior welterweight champion of the world and he currently, as of 2017, has a record consisting of 28 wins, 1 loss and 12 wins coming by stoppage. Viktor Postol has skills but he is slow so he uses timing and counter punching with great effect.
Mr. Postol's best wins came from beating the likes of Lucas Matthysse, Hank Lundy, DeMarcus Corley and Selcuk Aydin.
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Serhiy Dzyndzyruk (Nyzhnohirskyi, Ukraine)
"Razor" is the former WBO junior middleweight champion and he currently, as of 2017, has a resume reading: 37-2-1 with 24 wins coming inside the distance. Serhiy Dzyndzyruk had fast, accurate punches with both hands and good footwork.
Mr. Dzyndzyruk has had some solid victories including wins against Daniel Santos, Joel Julio, Sebastian Lujan and Jimmy Colas.
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Yuriy Nuzhnenko (Former Welterweight Champion)
Yuriy Nuzhnenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
"Real Man" won the WBA Welterweight crown as a professional and his record ends at: 31-3-1 with 14 knockout victories. An underachiever who could have done even more because he definitely had all the tools on offense.
Mr. Nuzhnenko's biggest wins have come from defeating the likes of Frederic Klose, Farhad Bakirov, Maxim Nesterenko and Plaisakda Boonmalert.
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