Opposition leader Vitali @Klitschko in Kyiv during carnage. #Ukraine #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/Df7rTlxPAQ-- NATOSource (@NATOSource) January 23, 2014 Opposition leaders were optimistic for resolution and encouraged protesters to stand down Thursday night. Show More Summary
Former professional boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko pledged to lead EU protesters "on the attack" in Kiev, Ukraine, if requests were not met. The opposition had addressed protesters in Kiev's Independent Square late on Wednesday...Show More Summary
Former heavyweight boxing world champion-turned politician, Vitali Klitschko has been helping to rally protesters in Ukraine for over two months, as they oppose current president Viktor Yanukovych (But let’s not get wrapped up in the...Show More Summary
Former boxing world champion Vitali Klitschko was sprayed with fire extinguisher foam yesterday as he tried to be a peacemaker between prostesters and police during violent clashes in the capital city of Kiev. Klitschko, 42, a member of the Ukrainian parliament since 2012, is running for president of the country as the leader of the... Show More Summary
What's Vitali Klitschko up to these days? The retired boxer was trying to keep the peace during protests in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, asking demonstrators not to provoke police. In return, someone sprayed a fire extinguisher in his face. Read more...
There are few boxers bigger than Vitali Klitschko. But there is something bigger for Vitali Klitschko than boxing. The six-foot-seven Ukrainian heavyweight has retired from the ring to focus on his homeland. Kinda. Sorta. “At the moment,...Show More Summary
Vitali Klitschko vacated his WBC world heavyweight title on Monday in order to pursue something more important than sports. Klitschko, a 42-year-old opposition leader in his native Ukraine, will quit fighting in order to run for president in 2015. He will be designated a champion emeritus, so that he would automatically get a title shot […]
Vitali Klitschko has made his choice The reigning heavyweight boxing champion of the world will vacate his title to focus on a burgeoning political career amid massive social unrest in his native Ukraine See also: Heavyweight Politics: Ukraine's Top Boxer Eyes Presidency Klitschko — whose punching prowess coupled with a Ph.D. Show More Summary
Boxing brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko are know around the world for their status as literal giants in the world of boxing. The brothers, who each call Kiev, Ukraine, home, have both made names for themselves outside of the ring. One is dating American actress...
The new battleground for Vitali Klitschko, the world boxing champion, is a far cry from the bloodied rings of his prizefighting past. In the last few weeks, the towering heavyweight known in the sporting world as Dr. Ironfist has emerged...Show More Summary
At the end of last week, a mass of protesters descended on Maidan Square, Kiev. There to urge President Viktor Yanukovych to bring them closer to the EU, demonstrators were riding through police lines on bulldozers and it looked like it might all turn a bit Turkey on us. Show More Summary
(KIEV, Ukraine) — Towering over his fellow protest leaders, Vitali Klitschko, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion, has emerged as Ukraine’s most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president. Thanks...Show More Summary
A Ukrainian boxing champion, famous for his politics as he is for his punch, has emerged as a presidential contender and a central opposition leader in the wake of this week’s anti-government protests. Vitali Klitschko, 42, has rallied protesters massing in the nation’s capital of Kiev since Sunday. Show More Summary
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Towering over his fellow protest leaders, reigning world heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko has emerged as Ukraine's most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president.
Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, and his brother Wladimir, who together happen to hold all of the World Heavyweight boxing championship titles, seem to be enjoying the revolutionary fervor sweeping Kiev these days. On Sunday,...Show More Summary
For years, Vitali Klitschko has battered opponents in the boxing ring while taking his own share of gruesome punishment in one of the world's most brutal sports. The World Boxing Council's reigning heavyweight champion stands 6-feet-7-inches tall and is known for brute strength, usually winning fights by knocking out his opponents. Show More Summary
Yulia Tymoshenko has been taken to jail and is now being accused of murder. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, heavyweight boxer Vitaly Klitschko recently announced he would be running for President in Ukraine in 2015. Authorities have officially given notice to Yulia Tymoshenko that she is now accused of murdering a business rival in... Show More Summary