“Every Russian representative needs to be sanctioned”- The Klitschko brothers call for a hold on Dmitry Bivol vs Canelo Alvarez

The Klitschko brothers believe Dmitry Bivol should not be allowed to box Canelo Alvarez while Russia wages war on Ukraine.

Vitali Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko- Wladimir Klitschko

The Russian light heavyweight boxer Dmitry Bivol is scheduled to fight Canelo Alvarez, boxing’s pound for pound king, on May 7. Ahead of the fight Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, brother called for the cancellation of the bout.

Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol
Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol

Vitali is a former heavyweight champion and the current Mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine and Wladimir is a former heavyweight champion. Both men immediately signed up for the Ukrainian army as the war with Russia began. The Klitschko brothers aren’t the only boxers who have joined the fight for freedom as Vasyl Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk fight alongside them. A number of Russian athletes have already been sanctioned, the biggest of which is the Russian football team being kicked out of the World Cup.

“Every Russian representative in this case needs to be sanctioned because this way we show Russia the world is against this senseless war and there is no good in war.”– Wladimir Klitschko

The Klitschko brothers feel that all Russian athletes must be stopped from competing in events as this is a way to add pressure on Russia. Wladimir said, “It is important that this boxer is forbidden from fighting in America, just as all Russian athletes are being banned from international events.” Wladimir is of the opinion, “It’s nothing against the athletes, it’s about the politics of Russia”, his brother Vitali echoed this sentiment saying “This is not against the individual sportsman but Ukraine needs the world to apply every pressure on Russia.”

Vitali Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko take up arms

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The Klitschko brothers face the most important fight, The one for their lives

Klitschko Brothers, Vitali and Wladimir have long dominated the heavyweight division. Their matches were blood baths with every move seeming to be calculated down to the last minute. Their reign of terror began in 1999 when Vitali won his first championship.

Vitali Klitschko- Wladimir Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko- Wladimir Klitschko

With a combined wins of 40 world title fights, the brothers are highly respected for their excellence. Their fighting styles exhibited extreme ferocity and impeccable techniques that was a treat to all who watched.

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