Wladimir Klitschko elected to Hall of Fame
“Thank you for the great news. It is an honor to be a Hall of Famer. I’m so impressed with the dedication and passion the Village of Canastota (New York home of the Int’l Boxing Hall of Fame) has for boxing. All of the champions feel so honored and blessed to be in the Hall of Fame. It’s amazing.” This was Wladimir Klitschko’s official response on December 15 upon getting the news of his election to the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. The former heavyweight champion of the world capped a (134-6, 65 KO) amateur career by winning super heavyweight gold at the 1996 Olympic Games. He turned pro the same year in Germany and won his first 24 bouts before losing to Ross Purrity.