WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko may not have officially announced his retirement from boxing but the fact the World Boxing Council has elevated him to Emeritus status and his desire to become Ukraine’s next head of state pretty much guarantees his long and highly successful career is at an end.
The 41 year old, from Kiev, has been a world class heavyweight for more than 15 years but has now elected to concentrate on his political career.
"I want to thank the WBC and its president Don Jose Sulaiman for the support in our fight for democracy and freedom in the Ukraine. It was and is a great honor to hold the WBC title and I’ve always done it with pride. The offer of the WBC gives me the theoretical possibility to return to the boxing ring which I cannot imagine at all to the current state. Right now, my full concentration is on politics in Ukraine, and I feel that the people need me there. My brother Wladimir will ensure more sporting success and I will - as always - support him as much as he currently supports me in my political fight, " said Vitali Klitschko whose professional record is 44-2 with 40 KOs.
December 17, 2013