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Guardian: Boxer Vitali Klitschko faces toughest fight yet – for Ukrainian parliament

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Sept. 7, 2012, 5:38 p.m. | Sports — by Guardian

Two-time WBC World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko from the Ukraine poses for a photo in Moscow, on September 7, 2012, during a weighting session with his challenger Manuel Charr from Germany. This Saturday Klitschko will defend his title against Charr in the Russia's capital Moscow.
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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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