Chris Mascaro
Wednesday October 9th, 2013

Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have been rumored to be engaged since the summer. (James Devaney/Getty Images) Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have been rumored to be engaged since the summer. (James Devaney/Getty Images)

Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and actress Hayden Panettiere, one of the star's of ABC's Nashville, are engaged, Panettiere confirmed on Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday morning.

The 37-year-old Ukrainian and the 24-year-old Panettiere have dated on-and-off since 2009.

Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) retained the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts with a unanimous decision over Alexander Povetkin of Russia on Saturday for his 19th straight win. He hasn't lost since 2004.

Panettiere, sporting a large diamond ring, said the couple hasn't set a wedding date. COUNTERPUNCH: Miguel Cotto is back

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