Poroshenko: Ukraine is proud of the boxer Klitschko, glorified the country

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobank.Klitschko. Archival photoPoroshenko: Ukraine is proud of the boxer Klitschko, glorified the country© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

Ukraine is proud of his boxer Vladimir Klitschko, whose name has glorified the country and became a symbol of victory, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

On Thursday, the 41-year-old Klitschko, who during his career has owned the belt for the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO, announced that he had decided to retire from professional Boxing.

«Klitschko became a symbol of victory and glorified Ukraine for the whole world. Ukraine is proud of you, Champ,» wrote Poroshenko on Twitter.

Im’ya I Klitschko became a symbol of the glorified Peremogi Ukraine on uves Svit.
Ukraine piesa thee, the champion! pic.twitter.com/u29OtblIlJ

— Petro Poroshenko (@Poroshenko) August 3, 2017

Klitschko on a professional ring won 64 wins (53 by knockout) and five defeats (4 Ko). At the Amateur level Ukrainian brought their national team’s Olympic gold medal in 1996 in the weight category over 91 kilograms.

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