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INTERPIPE will be the steel partner for Dr. Steelhammer

Interpipe will be official partner of Ukrainian boxer, IBF/IBO Heavyweight Champion, WBO/WBA Heavyweight Super Champion and „The Ring Magazine“ World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko in his fight in Moscow on October 5. Wladimir Klitschko will fight against Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin, the regular champion of the WBA.

Dr. Steelhammer inspired and energized the team of Interpipe’s young metallurgists for several years now. The legendary champion shows interest to innovative metallurgical technologies: in 2012 Wladimir Klitschko successfully supported Interpipe in its campaign to host the International Wheelset Congress 2013, which was held last week in Ukraine. In July 2013, the champion visited the electric steel-melting complex Interpipe Steel in Dnipropetrovsk. During the meetings with metallurgists Wladimir Klitschko encouraged them to “go ahead, proving their championship in metallurgy in everyday’s work”.

“Being a Ukrainian company by origin Interpipe is delighted to support its champion in this outstanding fight”, commented Alexander Kirichko, Interpipe General Manager. “Wladimir Klitschko as a sportsman and as a prominent personality represents all of those values our company believes in. Internationally thinking, continuously striving for development and a strong will – all of these values are the part of our company’s approach in building relationship with employees, customers and partners worldwide”.

"This is the best fight in the heavyweight division right now. As an amateur Alexander Povetkin was a World and Olympic champion, he has not lost a fight in his career and has never been on the canvas. He is the best opponent I've ever had. I am truly delighted about the support of such a strong international business player as Interpipe, which represents my native country all over the world”, says World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko.


Interpipe is a vertically integrated steel pipe and railway wheel company. It is among the ten largest producers of pipe products and the third largest producer of railway wheels in the world. The company’s products are supplied to 80 countries through a chain of commercial offices located in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Europe, the USA and the Middle East. In 2012, the Company’s mills produced about 1.2 mln tons of pipe and wheel products.

Wladimir Klitschko is the official WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO Heavyweight Champion of the World who is also ruled as undisputed No. 1 in the heavyweight division by the bible of boxing, the "Ring Magazine". As a professional Wladimir Klitschko won 60 of his 63 fights. With his older brother Vitali Klitschko being WBC World Heavyweight Champion, they are the first siblings to unify all heavyweight belts under one family name.

The photos from Wladimir’s Klitschko visit at the state-of-the-art mill Interpipe Steel:

Video “How the metallurgists get ready to meet Dr. Steel Hummer”

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