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Heavyweight title bout at USC: Fight on, Arreola and Stiverne

2 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

USC's Galen Center becomes a rare venue for a rare heavyweight boxing title fight Saturday night. Bermane Stiverne takes on Chris Arreola for the WBC title, a crown left vacant when longtime champion Vitali Klitschko retired to focus on his political aspirations in his home country of...

Vitali Klitschko to Run for Keiv Mayor, Backs Petro Poroshenko for President of Ukraine

Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, former boxer turned politician, decided not to run for president of Ukraine and will support billionaire Petro Poroshenko. Instead, Klitschko will run for mayor of Kiev. He announced his decision at the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) convention on Saturday. Show More Summary

Vitali Klitschko Won’t Run For Ukraine President, Backs Billionaire Candy Mogul Poroshenko

Vitali Klitschko, the retired world heavyweight boxing champion who has long harbored ambitions to become president of his native Ukraine, gave up those ambitions Saturday when Klitschko announced that he will not be a candidate in the May election after all. A dominant heavyweight who captured a version of the world championship three times and...

Klitschko will support billionaire candy king for Ukraine presidency

Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko spoke at a convention in Kiev on Saturday to announce he will not run for president in May. The former boxer will instead run for mayor of Kiev. (Credit: Getty Images/AFP/Anatoliy Stepanov) Former...Show More Summary

Klitschko backs billionaire for Ukraine presidency

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ex-world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, considered a strong contender to become Ukraine's next leader, upended the country's presidential race Saturday by announcing he will throw his support instead behind a billionaire candy maker.

Dr. Iron Fist Bows Out of Ukraine Presidential Bout, Endorses Chocolate King

Former world champion boxer-turned-politician Vitali Klitschko bowed out of the race for Ukrainian president on Saturday, throwing his weight behind billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko, known as the “Chocolate King” for owning theShow More Summary

Klitschko Backs Billionaire for Ukraine President

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian ex-world boxing champion Vitali Klitschko announced Saturday he will not run for president and will instead throw his support behind billionaire businessman Petro Poroshenko. Klitschko told a congress of his UDAR party Saturday that he plans to run for mayor of the capital city, Kiev. His endorsement will prove a…

Klitschko: I Won't Run for President of Ukraine

The heavyweight boxing champion turned pro-democracy activist Vitali Klitschko has announced this morning that he has decided against contesting the Ukrainian presidential elections in May. Klitschko's announcement comes days after a...Show More Summary

The Perfect Punch or the Perfect Dive?

For the past decade, heavyweight boxing has been dominated by a pair of Ukrainian brothers, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Each was clearly better than every heavyweight except for the other, and both had promised that Klitschko v. Klitschko—the only heavyweight fight that really mattered—would never happen. Show More Summary

Ukraine Opposition Wants Nuclear Weapons

Pavlo Rizanenko, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament aligned with boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko, has now raised the possibility of the opposition seeking nuclear weapons. Rizanenko claims nuclear weapons may be necessary due to threats to territorial integrity.

Vitali Klitschko, the Puncher Who Would Be President, Plays an Unfamiliar Role: Underdog

Vitali Klitschko thought he knew corruption from boxing. Wooed by Don King, the Klitschko brothers were wowed when they heard the fight promoter gracefully play parts of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” on his piano. King’s worldliness especially captivated Vitali, a PhD in sports science, whose interests even then wandered well beyond the ring. Show More Summary

If Vladimir Putin And Vitali Klitschko Got Into A Fight, Here's Who Would Win

What would happen if Ukranian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko and Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to settle this international crisis the old-fashioned way -- with their fists? Both Putin and Klitschko have impressive martial arts bonafides. Show More Summary

Kerry pledges $1 Billion For Ukraine

He later met leading politicians including former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko, who is set to run for president in May's election.

Nuntii Latini (Radio Bremen)

From our friends at Radio Bremen: Nuntii Latini Septimanales 28.2.2014 Vitali Klitschko, Vertreter der ukrainischen Opposition Victor Janukovich, postquam ei praesidentis munus a parlamento Ucrainae abrogatum est, in Russiam fugit. Quem comprehendi iussum est, quod ei crimini datur caedis auctorem fuisse. Show More Summary

Vitali Kitschko Calls For Ukraine ‘Mobilization’ To Stop Russian Invasion

Vitali Klitschko, the heavyweight boxing champ who gave it all up to play a leading role in the Ukraine protests, called on his country to resist any possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying that both the military and ordinary citizens must act to “save Ukraine as a state, and Ukranians as a free people.” A... Show More Summary

Ukraine 'set to unveil new government'

Party of opposition leader Vitali Klitschko says new cabinet to be announced in capital's Independence Square.

The Eastern Ukrainians Are Revolting

It is hardly surprising, given the drastically divided nation, that when Vitali Klitschko's pro-European political party ventured to Kerch - a city of the eastern edge of Ukraine in the Crimea region - things did not go entirely according to plan... Show More Summary

Ukraine President Voted Out By Parliament, New Elections To Be Held In May [PHOTOS]

Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych was voted out by parliament on Saturday, leaving protesters in the city of Kiev overjoyed. Vitali Klitschko represented the opposition as the European Union helped President Yanukovych and the protesting parties to reach a peace agreement on Friday. Show More Summary

Opposition: Ukraine's Yanukovych has left Kiev

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

Embattled President Viktor Yanukovych has left Kiev, opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said amid reports that the president has fled the country altogether.

U.S. Welcomes Agreement Signed by Ukrainian President Yanukovych and Opposition Leaders

From left, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Ukrainian opposition leaders, Vitali Klitschko, Oleg Tjagnibok, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski attend a signing ceremony of an agreement in Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. Show More Summary

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