Former Manager of the brothers Vitaly and Vladimir Klitschko Bernd Bente remembered his meeting with Ukrainian boxers:
“In 1995 in Berlin, I first saw Vladimir in the ring, when he was an Amateur. In 1996, I personally met with the brothers. One of the battles they were invited then Klaus Peter Kohl. My first impression about my brothers? They are very high (laughs). My height is 190 cm, but they made a huge impression.
Thanks to my profession I had the opportunity to meet them. When they started speaking fluent German, I was invited by Klitschko brothers as experts on TV during a Boxing show in Germany or those that I commented on in the United States.
The Klitschko brothers saw that I took good care of them, and asked me if I wanted to be Manager. We worked together for five years, and then in 2007 we created our own company – Vitaly, Vladimir and me. I ran our company like a boss. It was a time when we had large fights, ten times in a soccer stadium in Germany. It was a great time, full of success, which lasted until 2017.
Klitschko became popular worldwide and was a great brand. In 2008, both brothers became Champions in the heavyweight division, and in 2011, after dueling with David Haye, the Klitschko brothers had all the titles in the heavyweight division in his family. I think that this feat can never be repeated – two brothers, who have all the titles in the heavyweight division”.
Earlier, the Klitschko brothers met for the first time after quarantine.