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Boxer Klitschko eyes Ukraine presidency—report



UKRAINE, Kiev : World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion and one of the leaders of Ukrainian opposition Vitaly Klitschko greets supporters during an opposition rally “Rise up Ukraine!” in the center of Kiev on May 18, 2013. Protestors demanded to free jailed former Ukrainian prime minister and leader of the opposition Yulia Tymoshenko and others political prisoners. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY

KIEV, Ukraine — A leading sports association says world boxing champion and key Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko plans to run for his country’s presidency in 2015.

Klitschko was elected to parliament last fall as part of the pro-Western party Udar (whose English translation is “Punch.”) Since then, Klitschko, the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, has campaigned against what he calls authoritarian moves by President Viktor Yanukovych, such as the jailing of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

WBC said on its website Wednesday that Klitschko, 42, “wants to keep participating in politics and run for the presidency” in 2015. Klitschko’s office declined to comment.

Due to his reformist agenda and national celebrity status, Klitschko has become one of the country’s most popular opposition leaders.


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Tags: Boxing , Politics , Sports , Ukraine , Vitali Klitschko

  • calipso_2100

    Aguy!! Na-unahan si Pacman.

    • mamerto

      Actually, K just got his “idea” from P.

  • UrHONOR

    GREAT MOVE! Pag may nangloko kahit kanino, bibimbangin niya ng isang upper cut, ayos! Hindi na mauulit pa ang pangloloko.

  • Pitbulldog

    At least he is the kind of person who can walk the talk. Unlike Pacman who feels good to just talk and talk…..

  • magiting78

    Maiinggit si Pacman d2…….Pero Pacman advise namin sau wag ka na….malabo pa sa tubig baha n manalo ka…idol ka ng mga pinoy sa boxing pero sa pulitika ay ibang usapan na yan hnd nmn katangahan mga pinoy…naging tanga lang cla nung ki Erap…lol

  • INQ_reader

    Nyek! Takpan ang mata at tenga ni Pacquiao.

    • Phenoy

      At least meron PhD yan si Klitschko….



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