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Vitali Klitschko Plans To Run For President in 2015

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, who is also a top Ukrainian opposition leader, says he will run for the ex-Soviet nation's presidency in 2015. The 42-year-old  was elected to parliament last fall as the head of his pro-Western party Udar ("Punch" in English). Since then, Klitschko campaigned against what he calls authoritarian moves by President Viktor Yanukovych.

He particularly criticized the jailing of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, which was seen as politically motivated by the West. Klitschko announced his widely expected presidential bid Thursday in response to efforts by pro-government forces to pass a bill that could prevent him from running because he has permanent residency status in Germany.

Klitschko vowed that he "will not be frightened or stopped by this."

The moves signals that Klitschko's boxing career is coming to an end in the near future. He has yet to defend his title in 2013 and it appears 2014 might be his final year in the sport. Canadian slugger Bermane Stiverne is his mandatory challenger.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sn1 on 10-25-2013

[QUOTE=daggum;13870112]and what record is that exactly? you do realize vitali has never been heavyweight champ right? ali was the champion not a paper belt holder lol.[/QUOTE] WBC is a paper belt? :P if there was someone superior that could hold…

Comment by A_Jeffrey on 10-24-2013

[QUOTE=TaurusJ27;13870880]Vitali will win the election by unanimous decision!!!![/QUOTE] more likely by KO, doesn't look like any other candidates will survive 12 with him and Vitaly can't tell a difference between politics and boxing

Comment by Ravens Fan on 10-24-2013

[QUOTE=daggum;13870112]and what record is that exactly? you do realize vitali has never been heavyweight champ right? ali was the champion not a paper belt holder lol.[/QUOTE] You do realize that at one time Vitali was the Ring champion don't you?

Comment by big_james10 on 10-24-2013

What this means is Klitschko will vacate his WBC title and retire. The WBC will decide that Tyson Fury and David Haye will fight for the vacated title that neither one of them has earned the right to fight for.…

Comment by Weebler I on 10-24-2013

The WBC need to strip Vitali of his title ASAP.

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