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Heavyweight champion to retire, prompting political speculation
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KIEV, Nov. 9 – Vitaliy Klichko, Ukraine’s world heavyweight champion, announced Wednesday he will retire from boxing after a knee operation, with some speculating the popular athlete has been preparing to run for Kiev mayor.

“Recently I’ve spent more time battling injuries than my opponents,” the 34-year old Klichko said in a statement released on his website. “It’s a hard decision to take, but I’d like to go out at the top.”




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