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Ukraine Boxing Superstar Prepares for City Hall Arenai
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Anita Powell
June 25, 2014 3:32 PM
Vitaliy Klitschko is recognized as a Ukrainian icon for his incredible boxing prowess. But the heavyweight hero says he dreams of a different legacy, as the cleanest, most progressive mayor the city of Kyiv has ever had. He has put his pugilistic pursuits behind him, but says he plans to knock out corruption and clean up this city, in more ways than one. In Kyiv, VOA's Anita Powell caught up with Klitschko to hear how he is making the transition from "Dr. Ironfist" to "Mr. Mayor."

Ukraine Boxing Superstar Prepares for City Hall Arena

Anita Powell

Published June 25, 2014

Vitaliy Klitschko is recognized as a Ukrainian icon for his incredible boxing prowess. But the heavyweight hero says he dreams of a different legacy, as the cleanest, most progressive mayor the city of Kyiv has ever had. He has put his pugilistic pursuits behind him, but says he plans to knock out corruption and clean up this city, in more ways than one. In Kyiv, VOA's Anita Powell caught up with Klitschko to hear how he is making the transition from "Dr. Ironfist" to "Mr. Mayor."


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by: Ricker from: New Mexico
June 25, 2014 10:26 PM
I really hope that he has the resolve to crackdown on the corrupt government factions that riddle his government. The people of Kiev deserve better.