Wladimir Klitschko’s fiancee Hayden Panettiere is a key part of the team looking to defeat Anthony Joshua

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IN KLITSCH’S CLUTCH

Former child star known for roles in Heroes and Nashville

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO faces Anthony Joshua on Saturday night in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium and many more on TVs around the world.

In the Ukrainian’s corner will stand Hayden Panettiere – his stunning fiancee famous for being a Hollywood star since childhood.

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Actress Hayden Panettiere is engaged to boxing star Wladimir Klitschko

The pair have a daughter together, three-year-old Kaya

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The pair have a daughter together, three-year-old Kaya

Panettiere and Klitschko first got together in 2009

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Panettiere and Klitschko first got together in 2009

They split up two years later but then got back together in 2013

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They split up two years later but then got back together in 2013

They were engaged within a year but are yet to be married

Hayden Panettiere/Instagram

They were engaged within a year but are yet to be married

Klitschko and Panettiere pose with Gennady Golovkin and Michael Buffer

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Klitschko and Panettiere pose with Gennady Golovkin and Michael Buffer

Klitschko, and Panettiere met at a book launch part for mutual friend Diana Kesnis’ Room 23 in 2009 – and quickly began dating.

While the Ukrainian giant stands at 6ft 6ins, the actress is just over 5ft tall.


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Panettiere, who is 14 years younger than the former heavyweight world champion, was then often spotted ringside for Klitschko’s fights.

The stresses and strains of a long-distance relationship between a sports star and actress clearly took their toll as two years later the pair announced they had amicably separated.

But then in 2013, the Klitschko and Panetierre rekindled their love and got engaged in October of the same year – a year later they had their first child together, daughter Kaya.

Panettiere is a star in her own right

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Panettiere is a star in her own right

The actress has also been nominated for Grammy Awards for her singing

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The actress has also been nominated for Grammy Awards for her singing

Panetierre is a star in her own right.

The 27-year-old has appeared in TV and film since she was just 11 MONTHS old – while her first major role came in Pixar’s smash hit A Bug’s Life.


She is known for her roles in Heroes and Nashville

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She is known for her roles in Heroes and Nashville

Panettiere’s first role came at just 11 months old

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Panettiere’s first role came at just 11 months old

Panettiere is 14 years younger than Klitschko

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Panettiere is 14 years younger than Klitschko

The actress is also a foot and a half shorter than the boxing star

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The actress is also a foot and a half shorter than the boxing star

Also a singer and model, Panetierre is most famous for playing indestructible cheerleader Claire Bennet.

More recently she has played Juliette Barnes in musical drama Nashville, and was recently seen on the silver screen in Scream 4 and Custody.

She also had smaller roles on Ally McBeal, Malcolm in the Middle and Law & Order.

She is most famous for her roles in TV shows Heroes and Nashville, but has been on the scene wince 1998, starring as Dot in A Bug’s Life.

However, she has also been on our screens in movies Scream 4 and, most recently, Custody.

Klitschko meets Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles on Saturday night.

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