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Klitschko: I'll do all I can for the Ukrainian flag to be victoriously hoisted in Moscow

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Sept. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. | Sports — by Interfax-Ukraine

Two-time WBC World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko from the Ukraine spars with his coach during a training session ahead of his match against Manuel Charr from Germany in Moscow, on September 5, 2012. This Saturday Klitschko will defend his title against Charr in the Russia's capital Moscow.
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Well-known Ukrainian boxer and UDAR Party leader Vitali Klitschko has said he hopes for the support of his compatriots during his fight against German boxer Manuel Charr, which will be held in Moscow on September 8.

"A lot of Ukrainians are gathering for the fight in Moscow, and I'm grateful to them for that. I'll do all I can for the Ukrainian flag to be victoriously hoisted in Moscow. And the support of Ukrainians is very important to me," he said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

"I'm grateful to millions of fans around the world, and I have seen large stadiums in Germany, the United States and other countries. Wladimir and I have a lot of fans in Russia," he said.

At the same time, Klitschko again announced his intention to end his career and deal with politics.

"I'm sure the UDAR Party will be represented in parliament. As for sports, my career is coming to an end. I'll let you know when that happens at a separate news conference," he said.

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Bernie Campbell Sept. 7, 2012, 6:22 a.m.    

I dont believe what he says about quitting! He can fight competitively for the next 3 years! He will fight Haye, Helenius, Fury, and Price before hes through!

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