May 21, 2008 – Mexico City.
From WBC President Jose Sulaiman:
“I am sending, on behalf of the 164 nations affiliated with the WBC, best wishes for Vitali Klitschko to win the mayoral election in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 25.
“I hope that the voting citizens of Kiev will take into strong consideration the perseverance and efficiency that Vitali utilized to make his company successful in business, his strong feelings of patriotism and love for Ukraine, and the great qualities and abilities of a young sportsman with his clean mind and heart to lead the city of Kiev to reach its highest goals and ideals
“If elected, Vitali Klitschko would be the first fighting mayor in the 300-year history of boxing, and would have a great opportunity to once again become the heavyweight champion of the world.
“The fighting mayor and world champion would be seen favorably by the whole world as an example for sportsmen to lead their citizens with their charisma, human virtues and values.
“If Vitali is elected, the WBC would appoint a committee of the top officers of the WBC to go, along with myself, to attend his inauguration.”