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Vitaly Klitschko Rules Out Boxing Comeback

Topic: Turbulence in Ukraine

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Ukrainian opposition leader Vitaly KlitschkoVitaly Klitschko abandoned his WBC heavyweight belt in the end of 2013
18:22 20/03/2014
Tags: boxing, Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR), Vitaly Klitschko, Ukraine

MOSCOW, March 20 (R-Sport) - Vitaly Klitschko has ruled out a return to boxing due to the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine, saying he barely has time to see his family let alone get back in the ring.

The 42-year-old Klitschko is one of the main opposition leaders in Kiev and has announced he intends to run for president in upcoming elections.

"I'm not going back into the sport," Klitschko told the 112 Ukraine television network. "It will forever remain in my heart, but recently I've had no time to train ... When I come home at night, my kids are in bed, and when I leave they're still asleep.”

"They even go on vacation without me," Klitschko added.

Klitschko abandoned his WBC heavyweight belt in December to focus on politics. He currently leads the opposition "Udar" or "Punch" party.

The Ukrainian boxer won 45 of 47 fights without a single loss since 2003. Klitschko’s final fight was a fourth-round stoppage of Manuel Charr in Moscow last year.

 

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  • mythoslightA perfect asset...
    18:54, 20/03/2014
    ...for the Svoboda storm truppen squads beating TV anchors and rob distilleries.
    • PantzerDiplomacyGerman Klitschko shall ask pals for SS Lettland?
      03:09, 21/03/2014
      right after they are done with marching in EU love parade ;-)
    • stottbabubetter
      21:03, 20/03/2014
      better business politics
    • PantzerDiplomacyGerman special services paying betta?
      03:07, 21/03/2014
      anyway in box he was already finished
    • IgnarusVitaly Klitschko
      04:33, 21/03/2014
      I 'the 4th Lord of Denver for life' meaning nobody will carry them.I therefore stand with the former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko because of him quitting boxing for the 'political arena',and intends to run for the president of Ukraine,where elections are scheduled for May 25,your friend.Kenneth Okpeki an ex-student of the London School of Management in the United Kingdom
    • bielecA friendly advice
      09:54, 21/03/2014
      Vitaly, you are a great boxer and a miserable politician. You would be better off doing something that you are good at. Box, and then become a good coach, or the minister of sports. Don't go for the president's job. Firstly, you will be outsmarted and outmanoeuvred by many clever a**holes with the right connections to Nuland and Co. Secondly, it is a short-lived and risky career. You saw what happened to Yanukovych.



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