Wladimir Klitschko raises £160,000 with USB stick containing prediction for AJ fight
London, December 2017
The former world champion has auctioned his robe and the money raised at a charity event at London’s Royal Horticultural Society Halls on Wednesday went to projects supported by the Klitschko Foundation.
Klitschko Foundation is a nationwide charitable organization that focuses on projects in sports, education and science. Klitschko Foundation’s mission is to create an environment that supports the physical and intellectual basis of Ukrainian youth and provides them with opportunities for development. The motto of the Foundation is “Fight for your dream”. We believe that everything is possible, you can get whatever you are ready to struggle for. In pursuit of this, we design and introduce social projects, locate additional financing and develop cooperative partnerships.
Ukrainian legend revealed before April’s fight with Josh that he had recorded his prediction about the fight on a memory stick and stitched it into his robe – and he’s now flogged both off to raise cash for his charity foundation.
“I will auction my robe which I was wearing at my last boxing fight ever. And you can get it! The new owner will find my prediction before the fight on USB stick sewn in.” – Klitschko said before the auction.
Wladimir Klitschko auctioning the famous robe
“Is it a degradation that I’m challenger and underdog in this fight after so long in this support? I don’t think so. It’s great. I feel young, hungry, humble and totally obsessed with my goal.” – Wladimir Klitschko
Maitre Choux was one of the sponsors of the evening. The company is the first and only choux pastry specialist patisserie in the world. It is a modern version of a French patisserie, redesigned to cater to the most discerning of taste buds. Every day and with a rigorous precision, their Three Michelin star experienced chef Joakim Prat bakes the most perfect eclairs, choux and chouquettes.