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By , March 23, 2017 8:11 am

Former Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko was recently presented an award by Ray Jones Jnr on behalf of the WBC, as the ‘Eternal World Heavyweight Champion.’

Klitschko having relinquished his WBC titles after retirement then proceeded to pursue a career in politics.

Speaking at the ceremony, Klitschko said:

“Nothing is impossible. I was born in the Soviet Union, a big country where professional boxing was forbidden. I would watch Mike Tyson when he became the youngest world heavyweight champion in 1986, and I said to my friends, ‘Do you know what boys? One day I will be fighting guys like that. One day I will be world heavyweight champion.”

The 45-year old who held the WBC heavyweight champion twice as a boxer now serves as the mayor of Kiev. The former boxer was visibly delighted with the award, and further spoke of his desire to bring the WBC Convention to Kiev in the future. Continue reading 'KLITSCHKO AWARDED ‘ETERNAL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION’'»

Vitali Klitschko And His Acts As A City Mayor

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By , June 6, 2016 12:16 pm

Vitali Klitschko being in mayor post since 2015 has drawn attention of a different kind.

He has declared that he does not draw salary for the post. It is seldom that a former fighter in the ring takes up a public administration post. But Vitali is an exception. He holds the Chairman post in the city state administration of Kyiv. However, he does not draw salary for the post and the income gets recorded from abroad. Tax declaration that was done in 2015 was published where such details were disclosed.

Klitschko does receive prizes and dividends but no regular salary for the post. Of source, his income abroad is substantial. His accounts abroad revealed that he earned about 2.623 million, which he has saved in different foreign banks. He also disclosed the amounts that are held at different Ukrainian banks. Insurance policies that the mayor holds with his family members also amount to substantial figures. Among other positions he has a house of 786 square meters and an apartment of 225 square meters. He owns a land of 2500 square meters. They own two cars, a Land Rover Discovery 4 and a Toyota Seqvoia. Continue reading 'Vitali Klitschko And His Acts As A City Mayor'»

Vitali Klitschko says Ukraine needs help against Russia

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By , May 10, 2015 9:46 am

For former World Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, the stakes have always been high in his life – be it the nine defences of his title or his emergence as the leading figure of the opposition movement during the politically turbulent period of Ukrainian history.

However, when it comes to going one on one against the aggressive economic, social and political policies of neighbours and one time masters Russia, the 43 year mayor of Kiev says that the stakes have gone even higher than before.

To the elder Klitschko, the situation of Ukraine will determine the future of the European Union, the West as well as that of democracy in the world. He stressed on the fact that this is not just a local conflict but one between the East and the West.

According to Vitali Klitschko, wider, deeper and much more co-ordinated sanctions by the European Union and the United States on the Russian Federation are the need of the hour. He also added that there is a strong need for stronger military support for the Ukrainian armed forces in their struggle against the separatists in the country’s east, who have Russian backing.

Klitschko mentioned that if Ukraine is left to fend for itself in the fight, it will be a tragedy for all other countries as well. While Vitali is not the first or only Ukrainian leader to call for help from West, his voice carries a lot more weight simply because of his fame before the pro-Western uprising in the country that toppled the Russian backed president of the country. Continue reading 'Vitali Klitschko says Ukraine needs help against Russia'»

Vitali Klitschko – Shannon Briggs face 2 face

By , April 17, 2015 6:12 am

Vitali Klitschko Video Rating: 5 / 5

Vitali Klitschko vs Manuel Charr TKO KO 4 Round Highlights Boxen 08-09-2012 Moscow

By , March 20, 2015 12:16 am

Vitali Klitschko Online video Ranking: 5 / 5

Vitali Klitshcko would win if they fought, says Wladimir

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By , March 17, 2015 3:19 pm

Wladimir Klitshcko is known as one of the most menacing boxers in the history of the sport but what most people don’t know about him is that he is a family guy too. The world heavyweight champion, who holds four Heavyweight Championship belts from the WBO, WBA, WBC and IBO has said that he will never fight Vitali Klitshcko and that no amount of money will get either of them to get inside the ring against each other.

The two Ukrainian brothers dominated the heavyweight division of boxing for more than a decade before the older Klitshcko decided to hang up his boxing gloves and concentrate solely on politics, vacating his championship belt.

When the two brothers were ruling as the undisputed champions, many fans and experts wanted to see how each coped with the other inside the ring, but that never came to fruition and according to Wkadimir, it was not for the want of trying. Continue reading 'Vitali Klitshcko would win if they fought, says Wladimir'»