Former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has confirmed that he will once again run for Mayor of Kiev.
The 43-year-old, who ruled over the top division with an iron fist before retiring in 2012, is already enjoying a stint as the Head of Kyiv City’s State Administration but will aim to continue his role for another term.
Klitschko is also the UDAR party leader in his home country and rubberstamped his intentions in an interview with Livy Bereh Internet publication that he seeks to stay in the mayor’s office.
“I have a lot of plans and the foundation for the further implementation of reforms. And I have to follow them through, make it so that Kyiv should become a truly European city,” the elder Klitschko brother said.
The UDAR party also plans to be involved in the upcoming local elections, eventually seeing the ex-fighter run for Ukraine’s President.
Since leaving the ring, ex-heavyweight ruler Klitschko has focused only on improving his people’s plight after enjoying a ruthless 12-year stint in boxing over two spells.
He is highly respected in the sport.