Vitali Klitschko, the former world heavyweight boxing champion and mayor of Kyiv, says he would take up arms alongside his brother and fellow world beater, Wladimir, to fight in a “bloody war” following Russia’s invasion of their home country Ukraine.
“I don’t have another choice, I have to do that. I’ll be fighting,” the 50-year-old, known as Dr Ironfist during his boxing days because of his science PhD, told broadcaster ITV’s Good Morning Britain. There is a slight problem though: their enormous frames would make them easy targets for snipers. Vitali is just over two metres in height, and his brother is a shade under two metres.