Vitali Klitschko is not just the reigning WBC heavyweight champion. He is also the leader of the Ukrainian political party UDAR (Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform) whose name can be also translated as punch.
During his electoral campaign one commentator joked: “They [voters] expect from him actions. If Klitschko comes to Rada, the fights in parliament will be more attractive and more professional.“
It wasn’t just a joke, however. The Ukrainian parliament, or Rada, has a long-standing ill fame for being the stage of fights between its members. Here is just one example from the past…
Vitali Klitschko refrains from fighting in Rada
The first two days of the 7th session of Ukrainian parliament (Dec, 12 and Dec. 13) were marked by massive brawls between the deputies from different parties.
Unfortunately for the spectators the leader of the 3rd biggest party “UDAR” Vitali Klitschko didn’t take the chance to demonstrate his professional skills.
Klitschko is not a newbie in the Ukrainian politics.
In 2006 he was a runner-up in the mayoral elections in Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Also, in 2006 and in 2008 he was elected as the people’s deputy to the Kiev City Council.
During his political career the boxing champion already had tasted some off-the-ring fights. Here is the episode from September 2009.
Comments of Russian netizens
kosteg37: Fucking circus.ёбаный цирк
makell: Klitschko said that his fists are equivalent of nuclear weapons equal) He promised not to touch anyone yet, otherwise he would f**king kill them all)Кличко сказал, что у него кулаки к ядерному оружию приравниваются) обещал пока не трогать, ато поубивает всех нахуй)
Bener: Klitschko is right not to interfere. He might kill one of these “criminals” with one punch. It would spoil his career (though, probably killing them is not a sin)Кличко правильно делает что не лезет он одним ударом может убить какого нибудь ‘зека’ и себе карьеру подпортит (хотя, наверное, их убивать не грех)
Дока82: Seems there are no more problems in Ukraine – so the deputies play “king of the hill”. And Vitali Klitschko is waiting for the finalist. Походу в Украине делов не осталось в ‘царь горы’ депутаты играют. А Виталька Кличко ждет финалиста.