The former boxing champion and current mayor of Kiev shares his views on economic reform and Ukraine's way forward.
Vitali Klitschko hung up his gloves for politics, seeking Western investment for the capitol of a country that Russia wants back.
On April 24, 2004 the at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Vitali Klitschko, originally from Belovodskoye, Kyrgyzstan, fought WBO heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders, from Pretoria, South Africa, for the WBC heavyweight title vacated when Lennox…
Ukrainian radicals promote an idea of "spoiling life" for Ukrainian officials and wealthy people, considering it as their "sacred duty". Their "black list" includes Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko and other Ukrainian politicians.
DONETSK, Ukraine – A close ally of Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko and the husband of prominent journalist-turned-activist Tetyana Chornovol, was killed in action in the country’s conflict-torn east on Sunday. Mykola Berezovy, 37, was fighting...Show More Summary
Vitali Klitschko, former world heavyweight boxing champ, has claimed victory in an election to become the mayor of Kiev. The giant Klitschko, also known as “Dr. Ironfist,” is an ally of candy mogul Petro Poroshenko, who claimed victory in the president’s race over the weekend....
Vitali Klitschko, the 42-year-old former world heavyweight boxing champion, was never knocked down in his 47 professional fights, of which he lost only two. But he suffered three defeats at the polls before finally winning election as Mayor of Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev on Sunday. Klitschko had originally planned to run for Ukraine president
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...
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, 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...
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
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.
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
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…
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
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
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 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
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
He later met leading politicians including former world heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko, who is set to run for president in May's election.