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Vitali Klitschko Wins Election, Becomes Mayor of Kiev

Former World Boxing Council [WBC] champion Vitali Klitschko won the election for mayor of Kiev, the country's likely new president said on Sunday.

"I can say with confidence that according to our information Vitali Klitschko will be the new mayor of Kiev," billionaire tycoon Petro Poroshenko said after declaring his own victory in the presidential election.

"I congratulate him," he said at a press conference alongside Klitschko.

The burly 42-year-old heavyweight boxer turned opposition hero had been in the running for the presidency but dropped out of the race in March to support Poroshenko.

Mayoral elections were held in several cities on Sunday in tandem with the presidential ballot.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aaron.king on 05-26-2014

[QUOTE=Lebanon;14590036]While I am not sure which side I take in Ukraine since both have been caught lying innumerable times and clandestine US involvement is fairly obvious, he's definitely lived an interesting life. Legendary HW to sparking a revolution in his…

Comment by chaos on 05-26-2014

[QUOTE=F!x;14591743]Vitali can now continue to hide behind politics just like he started doing as soon as Haye knocked out Chisora. But other than that last chapter of his career which unfortunately involved ducking David Haye quite openly, Vitali was a…

Comment by PainfromUkraine on 05-26-2014

[QUOTE=betmen;14590676][B]isn't he one of the candidacy for ukraine president?[/B] look at this video apparently he just another "politician", young people doesn't trust him very much. [/QUOTE] The candidate that he backed when he pulled out…

Comment by F!x on 05-26-2014

Vitali can now continue to hide behind politics just like he started doing as soon as Haye knocked out Chisora. But other than that last chapter of his career which unfortunately involved ducking David Haye quite openly, Vitali was a…

Comment by jas on 05-26-2014

[QUOTE=Boxing Goat;14590620]Roy jones belongs at the top of that list imo[/QUOTE] Roy jones beat Ruiz in 21st century , and been knocked out few times. He belongs in 90s

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