Vitali Klitschko injured during protest

Vitali was bloodied outside of the squared circle yesterday.

WBC heavyweight titlist “Dr. Iron Fist” Vitali Klitschko was sprayed with tear gas and suffered a gash on his right hand while protesting a Russian language bill yesterday in Kiev, Ukraine.

Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs), who is slated to bludgeon and batter “Diamond Boy” Manuel Charr on September 8 in likely his final bout as a professional before pursuing a political career in his native Ukraine, was challenging a law that makes Russian, not Ukrainian, the official language in the country that was once a Soviet republic.

“Dr. Iron Fist,” the owner of the second-highest heavyweight knockout percentage in history (86.9%), is reportedly okay and still preparing to manhandle the 27-year-old Charr (21-0, 11 KOs) in front of 30,000 spectators at Olympisky Sport Hall in Moscow, Russia.

The 40-year-old former mayoral candidate, who is running for a seat in parliament, is 14-2 in world title fights.

Vitali, a tough, rugged and strong man who could render any heavyweight ever unconscious with a sound connection to the kisser, has not been overcome since Lennox Lewis escaped with an extremely controversial sixth round TKO victory in June 2003 due to a grotesque cut over the left eye of the mammoth Ukrainian.

Remarkably, Klitschko, who earned a silver medal as a super heavyweight at the 1995 World Amateur Championships in Berlin, has never once hit the canvas as a professional.

Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable boxing trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.

“Charr’s in over his head against Klitschko,” said Perron, 75, who worked with International Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler. “He can’t mess with that monster.”

With the exception of Vitali’s younger brother, Wladimir, there is not a single active prizefighter who could “mess with that monster.”

Once the great Vitali Klitschko officially hangs-up his gloves, all heavyweight competitors should PEACEFULLY gather this autumn on October 28 to celebrate the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election.

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