Former Boxer Vitali Klitschko Sprayed With Fire Extinguisher
Former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko left to ring to pursue a career in politics. If today’s events in Kiev are any indication, Klitschko could have battles much tougher than some of his title fights.
— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) January 19, 2014
Klitschko was in Kiev to try and calm down a crowd of protesters near Parliament. The former boxer is the leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform, a group opposed to Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych. As Klitschko attempted to settle down the crowd, someone with a fire extinguisher sprayed him in the face. So much for trying to keep the peace.