Former world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has been endorsed by the majority of voters in his bid to become mayor of the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev.
The 42 year-old, who recently retired from boxing following a standout career, dropped out of his bid to become President of Ukraine to focus his efforts on becoming mayor and has now been successful in his quest.
Ironically, elections for the presidency were held on the same day as the mayoral vote, with Klitschko’s choice, Petro Poroshenko tipped to come out on top against some 21 other candidates.
Klitschko has been pictured in the thick of protesting in his home country since making the tough decision to end his tenure as one of the world’s premiere fighters – with the Ukraine sadly standing on the brink of civil war.
Haitian Bermane Stiverne recently defeated Chris Arreola in the US to claim the WBC title vacated by Klitschko, whose younger brother Wladimir remains the undisputed king holding the four other belts.
The WBC made Klitschko the Champion in recess early in 2014, although it’s not thought that Vitali is contemplating a return, especially now that his political career is taking off.
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