Who wouldn't want to train like one of the robust and durable boxing champions of the world? That's right, no one! And who better to emulate than Vitali Klitschko, who still holds the record as one of the longest-running heavyweight champions.
At one point, Klitschko and his brother, Wladimir, were among Europe’s leading boxing stars, between them holding all the belts in the heavyweight division.
So, let's not waste any more time. Let take a look at what it takes to become as dangerous as Vitali Klitschko.
Nickname: Dr Ironfist
Height: 2.01m (6ft 7in)
Reach: 203cm (80in)
Date of Birth: 19th July 1971
Fights: 47 (45 / 2)
Wins by KO: 41
WBO Heavyweight Champion
WBO Heavyweight Champion of the World
WBA International Heavyweight Champion
WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World
Run: 3-7 miles
Shadow Boxing: 4 x 3 min
“...Wladimir shadow-boxes every day...in the morning before pad work and in the afternoon before sparring..."
Warm up / Stretching: 30 minutes
Sparring: 10 x 3 min Rounds
‘Reality’ is a key term in Klitschko’s fight preparation. Banks believes that as often as possible, training exercises should imitate the three-minute round format, as this is what Wladimir will be faced with on fight night.
Shadow Boxing: 4 x 3 min rounds
“From the start of the camp until the end of the camp, it’s good to keep everything at three-minute rounds,”
Skipping: 6 min
Speed Bag: 3 min
Heavy Bag: 2 x 3 min
Stretching: 10 min
Welshman, Terry Rosoman, ran 50-miles carrying a weighted load that increased by 1lb for every £50 raised during the challenge for Mind, the mental health charity.