Heavyweight

Wladimir Klitschko Pays for Former Opponent's Health Bills

HAMBURG, GERMANY - AUGUST 08: Bernd Boente (L) and Wladimir Klitschko attend the Sport Bild Award 2011 at the Fischauktionshalle on August 8, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany.  (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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Vitali SCorrespondent ISeptember 22, 2011

Want to talk about class act?

On February 13, 1999, Wladimir Klitschko (56-3-0) knocked out his opponent Zoran Vujecic (18-2-0) in the very first round.

Nowadays, Zoran is deeply ill. He is suffering from a viscous disease that comes about from damage to the brain and spinal cord. Multiple Sclerosis is just one of the health issues that Zoran is currently dealing with.

Boxing is a beautiful and, at the same time, brutal sport, with potential for serious damage around every corner and with every punch. Sadly, Zoran and his family are unable to cover his medical expenses due to financial difficulties, leaving them in a very bad and scary position.

As soon as Wladimir Klitschko discovered this to be the case, he came to rescue.

Klitschko has sent three checks, the sum of €10,000 each, to help his former opponent get his health in order. To some this sum is minuscule.

To those in need, it's nothing short of a blessing.

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