Former world heavyweight boxing champion-turned-politician Vitaly Klitschko likely will be the next mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
Klitschko on Sunday stood next to apparent president elect Petro Poroshenko, who thanked the ex-champ for backing out of the presidential race in March to throw his support behind Poroshenko.
Klitschko already is a member of Ukraine's parliament. He thanked voters for enduring long lines, bad weather and threats to cast their ballot.
He called for a fight against corruption, saying all the reforms and changes in Ukraine will start with Kyiv.