Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko
updated 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
HOMETOWN: L.A., by way of Ukraine
LATEST GIG: Vitali fights for the World Boxing Council heavyweight crown April 24. Wladimir, who lost his April 10 title fight, will be in his corner.
•How Big Are They?
The Brothers K "are viewed as being in a league by themselves," says HBO boxing analyst Jim Lampley. "And I don't think you'll ever meet nicer human beings."
•But How Big Are They?
Wladimir is 6'5" and 240 lbs., Vitali, 6'7", 248 lbs.
•Unlikely Style Model: "Our mom cut our hair," says Wladimir. "I told her, 'I want to have hair like Lenin.' "
•Tough...Vitali is 33-2 with 32 KO's; Wladimir is 40-3 with 37 KO's.
•...But Tender: Vitali wooed wife Natalie away from her then-fiancé. "The weapons I used," he says, "were flowers, bonbons and my heart." Wladimir is single but "searching."
•Smart: Each has a Ph.D. (sports science and philosophy) from Kiev National University in Ukraine—and each speaks four languages.
•Not So Smart?
After two bad losses, Wladimir says he'll keep fighting.