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Klitschko Gives Up WBC Title Belt


Vitaly Klitschko has given up his WBC belt but was named champion emeritus on December 16, leaving the door open for the leading Ukrainian opposition politician -- head of the opposition UDAR (Punch) party -- to one day return to the ring.

Klitschko, the ruling World Boxing Council champion, has joined thousands of protesters in weeks-long demonstrations against the government in Kyiv.

He has indicated his interest in running for the Ukrainian presidency.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP
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