From fighting in the boxing ring under the shinning and glimmering lights of Las Vegas to the Ukrainian frontlines, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champions Vitali (the current mayor of Kyiv) and Wladimir Klitschko will now take up another set of lethal weapons (other than their fists) to defend their homeland.

The decision for the two boxing legends comes after Putin had announced a special military operation to invade Ukraine by air, land, and sea. Numerous military installations, air bases, and air defense systems have been destroyed, with thousands of Ukrainians heading to Lviv in search of respite and a safe place from the Russian firepower.