By Ruslan Chikov
The Klitschko brothers held a charitable auction in Kiev, Ukraine. Wladimir Klitschko, the WBO/IBO/IBF/WBA heavyweight champion, auctioned off his 1996 Olympic gold medal, which a buyer bid $1 million dollars to win. However, immediately after the sale the buyer returned the medal to Wladimir as a token of respect, because he wants the medal to remain in the Klitschko family. Wladimir was moved by the buyer's unbelievable gesture.
"This medal has brought success to Vitali and me. It has become the basis of our professional success and key that opened a lot of doors for us. Our dream has become a reality. And thanks to the funds that were paid for the medal by the benefactor, we will also [help] the dreams of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children. On behalf of these children, their parents and teachers, I thank you for the wellbeing of the people," Wladimir said.