Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Valuev Plans to Get Political; The State Duma Can Be Next

By Alexey Sukachev

According to the Interfax Russian media agency, former two-time WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev may enter the political ranks by the end of the year. The world’s biggest boxing champion ever could either enter the State Duma or St. Petersburg’s General Court somewhere in December as a part of the “United Russia” political party.

“Nikolay Valuev is considered to be one of the candidates for taking part in the party’s primaries”, confirmed Dmitry Yuryev to an Interfax journalist. Yuryev is the leader of St. Petersburg’s branch of the party. “Nikolay is an active member of our organization, and he takes part in various political activities”. Yuryev also added that only Valuev will make the final decision whether or not he pursues a political career.

It’s worth noting that it’s a modern Russian tradition for the governing party to employ the country’s top sportsmen as so-called “locomotives” for future elections. Among those who were (or who are) resided in the State Duma were Alexander Karelin (universally considered as the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time), Alina Kabaeva (Russia’s most successful rhythmic gymnast to date) and Svetlana Khorkina (two-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics).

Tags: Nikolai Valuev image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds Anthony Joshua Won't Chase a KO: I've Got To Be Clever Now Kevin Johnson Feels Experience Edge May Down Daniel Dubois Hearn: I'm Quite Worried, Povetkin is Tough Fight For Joshua David Benavidez Makes No Excuses, Apologizes For Failed Test Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests Energy Execs Glove Up To Knock Out Child Sexual Abuse Frank Warren: Frampton-Warrington is Not Two Recycled Guys DAZN, The New Kid On The Block, Ready For Boxing Kickoff Canelo's Possible Return: December 15 Reserved at MSG, MGM Nacho: Canelo Did Great, But I Think Golovkin Won WBC Prez: Canelo Deserved The Win in Golovkin Rematch David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test Wilder vs. Fury Promotional Tour is Ready, Reveals Frank Warren Pacquiao: Me and Mayweather Have Unfinished Business! Encarnacion, Michael Rivera, Starling Castillo Ink With Sampson Photos: Jacobs, Andrade, Haney Training Hard at SNAC Facility Roman Gonzalez Returns Home, Open To Fighting Again in 2018 British Title News: Welborn vs. Heffron, Iqbal-Camacho, More Cem Kilic vs. DeAndre Ware Will Open ShoBox Card on Sept. 28 Michael Dutchover Learning On The Job From Danny Roman Juanma Joins Team of Jayson Velez, Hits Back at Orlando Cruz Antonio Orozco To Remain at 140, May Return in February Malignaggi: McGregor Should've Retired, Khabib Makes Him Quit! Billy Joe Saunders Handed Misconduct Charge By The BBBoC Yvan Mendy Will Go For The Knockout Against Luke Campbell Anthony Joshua: I Wanted To Show I Can Box Against Parker Golovkin Will Likely Rest, Evaluate Options For 2019
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement