A One-Two Punch

It’s not only Ukrainian President Zelensky that is appealing to the world for more weapons to fight off the Russian aggressors. Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxing legend and two-time world heavyweight champion, joined the Ukrainian Army at age 46 to help defend his country.

Wladimir Klitschko (right), shown here with his brother Vitali, the mayor of Kyiv, recently enlisted in the Ukrainian army to defend his home country against Russia. Image Credit: abc.com

Klitschko is trading in his boxing gloves for an AK-74 (yes, I mean 74). He’s using his fame as a two-time world heavyweight boxing champion to build a platform to plead to the world for more weapons. He says quite clearly:

“We cannot defend our country with fists. First and mostly, we need weapons.”

He made his statements during an interview Sunday with ABC News. Next to him was his older brother Vitali, the mayor of Kyiv. The ex-boxer urged the world to pull their support from Russia, noting: