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V. Klitschko readies for new career

Heavyweight titlist striving to change culture of politics in native Ukraine

Originally Published: September 6, 2012
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Even at age 41 and after 16 years as a professional fighter, heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko still enjoys boxing as much as ever and still takes his craft very seriously. But Klitschko also sees the end of his career creeping closer and closer, and he has developed a new passion for his burgeoning political career in his native Ukraine.

Klitschko finds some similarities in boxing and politics, both of which are rough games.

"In politics and sports, you need teamwork," ...

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