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Hayden Panettiere and Boxer Wladimir Klitschko Split

| by Stupid Celebrities

Actress Hayden Panettiere and her huge boxer boyfriend Wladimir have called it quits, blaming distance as the reason.

Hayden and the Ukrainian heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko have ended their relationship after two years of dating.

“Even though we’ve decided splitting up is best for both of us, we have an amazing amount of love and respect for each other and remain very close friends,” Hayden, 21, stated.

Klitschko, 35, who is the IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight world champion, blames the distance for the failure of the relationship.

“We had a great time together, but it’s not that easy to manage a relationship between two continents,” he says. “I have a lot of respect for Hayden as a person and as a friend, and I believe we’ll keep our friendship even after the separation.”

Actress Hayden Panettiere can next be seen in the drama “Carmel”, out later this year.