Who Is the Current Heavyweight Boxing Champion?
As of March 2014, Wladimir Klitschko is the current heavyweight boxing champion. The Ukrainian fighter currently holds the top spot in both the WBO and IBF rankings and has held at least a piece of the top spot since he first claimed the IBF title in 2006.
Standing 6 feet 6 inches and weighing nearly 240 pounds, Klitschko is a physical force who has dominated the heavyweight scene for years. "Dr. Steelhammer" first gained international recognition with his gold medal-winning performance in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He has suffered just three defeats in his professional career, with 52 of his 61 victories resulting from KOs.