Retired in August, at 41, after a 21-year career in which he won 64 of his 69 fights and at various times held the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight championships. He is the second longest serving champion of all time behind Joe Louis, with 23 title defences to Louis’s 25, including a nine-year period of 18 consecutive defences. Wladimir also appeared with another world heavweight champion, Lennox Lewis, in the film Ocean’s Eleven. As well as being a passionate golfer, he is a keen chess player. This is his third appearance in the Alfred Dunhill Links.