Kiev mayor and former world Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has denounced anti-Semitism and the Vladimir Putin led Russian Federation during a speech in front of business leaders in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv this past week.
The reformist politician was in Tel Aviv to court new investors for investment in the war torn region which has been suffering from severe inflation and an insurgency backed by Moscow in the industrially rich eastern region of Ukraine.
The elder of the two Klitschko brothers, Vitali was at the forefront of the street revolution that toppled the Russia backed government in Ukraine last year, accusing the Russian leaders of being afraid of the economic success of Kiev.
This revolution ultimately led to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and a spurt of separatist activities in the pro-Russian eastern region of the country.
An pointing towards the nations that signed the former Warsaw Pact, the likes of Poland and the Czech Republic as states that should be the models for modernisation and Westernisation, Vitali Klitschko assured the corporate executives gathered for the conference that corruption can be stemmed and the country is ready to make all the necessary changes.
The former all conquering Heavyweight boxer said that the civil war the country finds itself torn by at the moment would never have happened had it not been for the monetary and weapons support from Russia. Vitali Klitschko also said that nobody in Ukraine is bothered by what language someone speaks, be it Ukrainian or Russian and the fact that Ukrainians hate Russians is nothing but propaganda from Russia.
The 42 year old went on to add that even he doesn’t hate Russia, his mother hails from there and he has no bitterness for his motherland but things can’t keep going as it is now.
Manny Pacquiao is one of the big names when it comes to boxing. This man is all set up to fight it out in the next fight against Algieri. They both are set to meet on 22nd November this year. Algieri is not a pro when it comes to fighting. There have been speculations that Pacquiao is going to have this game pretty easily. Everyone around the world of boxing believes that this game for Pacquiao will be easy as he holds a great experience in fighting in some big events while Algieri is fairly in experienced when compared to Pacquiao. Despite of everyone favouring the match in the name of Manny he isn’t taking the game that lightly.
As the date of the match is far away still he has started his training for the match months before the event. In an interview he said that he is not taking the opponent easy. He knows that it is his height that can beat him up against the tall fighters and Algieri is taller than him which makes it way more difficult for him. He also in the interview said that he is practising hard to make sure that this factor doesn’t become a plus point for the opponent. He also said that he is wary of the fact that Algieri moves around the ring with a command and it is his movements that Manny needs to practise well.
Algieri may have only 20 fight experience under his belt but is undoubtedly one of the most fast moving players up the ranks. He had made some great progress making it difficult for some of the top ones in the league. It will be interesting to see which player comes out victorious after the match up between them on 22nd November.
Ricky Hatton is a former English boxer who works mostly for the promotion of the sport recently. He is a well built 5’7’’ guy with a number of accolades to his name. He was born in Manchester and followed the footsteps of his father and grandfather by going for a trial to the Rochdale football club. It was only later that he took up boxing as a career. His first competition was in the light welterweight category and later he was also involved in the welterweight category. A lot of training and hard work went into the making of a man so strong and agile. He could not help but be so due to the lack of his height. The lowest point in his career was his defeat at the hands of Mario Pacquiao after which he went on a long break from the game. There were many rumors about the return of Ricky Hatton but it finally occurred against Vyacheslav Senchenko who was also successful in defeating him. The people’s favorite was dejected at this loss and decide to retire for the final time.
Ricky Hatton is well known for his actions outside the ring as well. There has been a lot of ups and downs in his career. He has been involved with Manchester City and is also a good friend of Wayne Rooney. He has appeared on television on talk shows however he was accused of drug abuse and sent to a rehabilitation centre. He has again made a few public appearances. The latest being his outing with bikini clad women in the Spanish Resort’s Ocean Club. He was caught on camera chilling out with friends and keeping him company were some beautiful women. Ricky seemed happy and upbeat all through the party.