Found July 06, 2012 on Sports by Colin:
PLAYERS: Vitali Klitschko

From Sports by Colin:

WBC heavyweight titlist “Dr. Iron Fist” Vitali Klitschko was sprayed with tear gas and suffered a gash on his right hand while protesting a Russian language bill Wednesday in Kiev, Ukraine.

Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs), who is slated to fight “Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr on Sept. 8 in Moscow in likely his final bout as a professional before focusing on a prospective political career in his native Ukraine, was challenging a law that makes Russian, not Ukrainian, the official language in the country that was once a Soviet republic. The 40-year-old is running for mayor of Kiev.

“Dr. Iron Fist,” 14-2 in world title fights and the owner of the second-highest heavyweight knockout percentage in history (86.9 percent), is reportedly OK and still preparing to fight the 27-year-old Charr (21-0, 11 KOs) in front of 30,000 spectators at Olympisky Sport Hall in Moscow.


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WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko hit with tear gas during protest in Ukraine

A protest in Ukraine over the advancement of the Russian language turned violent on Wednesday, and WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko found himself right in the middle of the action. Fortunately, he was not seriously injured. Klitschko is an important political figure in the Ukraine, as he is running for mayor of Kiev and is the leader of Ukrainian political party UDAR....

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