Klitschko, 35, began campaigning for mayor of Kiev shortly after his retirement in 2005. He lost the election to businessman Leonid Chernovetsky, but placed second with 26% of the vote. He was elected as a people's deputy to Kiev City Council, instead.
"I have my personal goals that I am pursuing despite any obstacles," Klitschko said in an interview with the Zerkalo Nedeli (Weekly Mirror) newspaper.
"I want to stay in the Ukrainian politics and become the mayor of Kiev," he said, adding that he would like to have the opportunity to influence the current political situation in the country.
The Ukrainian opposition has been recently calling for early elections of the city mayor and the city administration. The mayor is elected for the term of five years.
The boxer, who won 35 out of 37 career bouts, announced on January 24, 2007 his comeback to the world of professional sport and will possibly face the winner of Peter v. Maskayev fight this year.
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