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Lennox Lewis salutes Vitali Klitschko on the anniversary of their fight: “The sacrifices he has made to serve his fellow Ukrainian citizens is not just commendable, it’s admirable”

Lennox Lewis has paid tribute to former opponent Vitali Klitschko on the anniversary of their 2003 boxing showdown. On June 21 of that year, Vitali Klitschko went head to head with Lennox Lewis as they battled it out over the WBC, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles. While Lewis was the favourite heading into the contest, it was Vitali who got the better of the early exchanges and even appeared to have Lennox in some real trouble after two rounds.
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Vitali Klitschko: Russians are dying for Putin’s ambitions

The Mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, has told the BBC the Russian public will eventually realise their young soldiers are dying for nothing more than Russian President Vladimir Putin's ambitions. The former world heavyweight boxing champion was attending the funeral of a well-known 24-year-old anti-corruption activist when the remarks were...
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ESPYS to honor Kyiv mayor, ex-boxer Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv and a former heavyweight boxing champion, will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the 2022 ESPYS on July 20. The award is given annually "to a deserving member of the sporting world who makes a difference far beyond...
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Vitali Klitschko To Receive Courage Award From ESPN

On July 20th, former heavyweight titlist Vitali Klitschko will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s, ESPN’s big annual awards show. Klitschko, who once held the WBC heavyweight title (his brother Wladimir held the division’s other major belts), is now the mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city. Ukraine, of course, is in the midst of a bloody war since being invaded by the Russian military this past winter. Since that time, Klitschko has emerged as a leading figure in his nation’s defense.
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Vitali Klitschko To Be Honored With Arthur Ashe Award for Courage During 2022 ESPYs

Former heavyweight boxing champion and mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the 2022 ESPYS, airing live on July 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The award is given to a deserving member of the sporting world who makes a difference far beyond the field of play, impacting the world in indelible ways.
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