Hayden Panettiere admits dating boxer Wladimir Klitschko has been a new experience for her.
“I’ve never had an athlete as a boyfriend before, and it’s an exciting experience,” she says, according to Hollyscoop.

“I think it’s awesome that he’s so athletic, but I’m most fascinated with his intelligence. He’s unbelievably clever.”

The Heroes star also admits there are added benefits to dating a boxer. “Even though I’m small, I can dish it out too. But I have to admit, I feel really protected with such a strong man by my side,” she says. “Now, whenever someone’s bugging me, I say: ‘Look out, my boyfriend is a boxer!’”

It’s good to know the cheerleader may get saved after all. Now let’s see if her boyfriend can save her show’s flagging ratings too.