Those watching TV news stories on the outcome of the Ukrainian elections might have noticed the clean-cut, towering giant sharing the stage with President-elect Petro Poroshenko. Although cut out of most of the footage I saw, even in a glimpse the presence of Vitali Klitschko, former WBC heavyweight champion, is unmistakable. "Dr. Ironfist" shared the stage with Poroshenko...
Former WBC heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko was elected mayor of Kiev on Sunday. Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), one of the central figures of the Euromaidan protests, tentatively won 57 percent of the capital city’s vote. “All change will begin in Kiev,” said Klitschko, 42, who helped other opposition leaders successfully force the resignations of President Viktor Yanukovych...
Rather than seeking to become Ukraine’s president in 2015, former WBC heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko announced Saturday that he will run for mayor of Kiev this May. The 42-year-old Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), one of the primary figures of the Euromaidan protests, and other opposition leaders successfully forced the resignations of President Viktor Yanukovych and his cabinet...
Vitali Klitschko is leaving boxing to concentrate on Ukrainian politics and his role as an opposition leader.
Klitschko vacated his WBC world heavyweight title on Monday and said he doesn't expect to fight again as he pursues a presidential bid in his home country, where citizens have been protesting for weeks in Kiev over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to shun closer...
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December 16, 2013
Amidst resistance, WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has announced his candidacy for the 2015 Ukraine presidential election.
Vitali Klitschko, a heavyweight boxing champion and top Ukrainian opposition leader, says he will run for the ex-Soviet nation's presidency in 2015.
The 42-year-old was elected to parliament last fall as the head of his pro-Western party Udar (''Punch'' in English). Since then, Klitschko, the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, has campaigned against what he calls...
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October 24, 2013
WBC heavyweight titlist “Dr. Iron Fist” Vitali Klitschko was sprayed with tear gas and suffered a gash on his right hand while protesting a Russian language bill yesterday in Kiev, Ukraine. Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs), who is slated to bludgeon … Continue reading →
STANDING EIGHT COUNT?
Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko escaped serious injury but did suffer a cut to his left hand and was teargassed during a political rally in Kiev on Wednesday.
It’s been an interesting last couple days for Dereck Chisora. Friday, Chisora slapped Vitali Klitschko after the weigh in for their heavyweight championship fight. Saturday before the fight, Chisora spit water in the face of Vitali’s brother Vladimir. After losing to Vitali Klitschko by a unanimous decision, Chisora got into a shouting match with fellow [...]
On Saturday, Feb. 18, Dereck Chisora will be the heavy, heavy underdog in his bout with 6’7″ heavyweight bruiser Vitali Klitschko. During the official weigh-in for the big fight, Chisora foolishly smacked Klitschko. Hard. BBC Sport boxing reporter Mike Costello was there and he submitted this description of the chaotic events: “Somehow, Klitschko refrained [...]