For many, the mixture of sports and politics often proved to be a heady cocktail. But for the former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, it is matter of pride and responsibility. After ruling the ring for many years, Dr. Ironfist announced his arrival in politics with a knock-out.
Boxer turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko today dropped out of Ukraine`s snap presidential polls to help the candidacy of a charismatic tycoon who made a fortune selling chocolates and backs closer Western ties.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders on Wednesday of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence.
Ukrainian opposition leader and world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko today urged protesters to observe an eight-hour truce in clashes with security forces ahead of talks with President Viktor Yanukovych.