Vitali Klitschko will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Germany's Manuel Charr before turning his attention to Ukraine's parliamentary elections.
Klitschko's management group announced Monday that the 40-year-old Ukrainian will fight Charr at the SC Olimpiyski sports arena in Moscow on Sept. 8, and then lead the UDAR party in his country's elections on Oct. 28.
Klitschko said he wants to continue fighting but ''I will make my decision after the election.''
Charr, who was born in Beirut, Lebanon, is unbeaten with a record of 21 wins and 11 KOs.
''Vitali will see in my eyes that he cannot win the fight,'' the 27-year-old said. ''Many think I will come to lose but I am coming to win. I will shock Vitali and the boxing world,''
Klitschko has a record of 40 KOs from 44 wins against two defeats.
He last fought in February, defeating Dereck Chisora in Munich, where later Chisora brawled with fellow Briton David Haye at the post-fight press conference.
''Charr is young, hungry...