Guardian: Boxer Vitali Klitschko faces toughest fight yet – for Ukrainian parliament
Former champion aims to take on dominant elite of a corrupt political system, including current leader Viktor Yanukovych.
n one of the world's most combustible parliaments, MPs had better watch out. A putative new member is coming who can do more than look after himself. They call him Dr Ironfist and for good reason: Vitali Klitschko is a heavyweight boxing champion, the first ever to hold a PhD – and not a man to pick a fight with.
After two decades in the ring, the 41-year-old is on his way to perhaps the most bruising challenge of his life – taking on President Viktor Yanukovych and the dominant elite of Ukraine's corrupt political system.
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