Vladimir Grants Citizenship to American Boxer


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Russian President Vladimir Putin granted Russian citizenship to American boxer Kevin Johnson, according to the Russian “TASS” agency.
The American boxer asked Vladimir Putin to grant him Russian citizenship last April.

Johnson, 44, changed his name last August 15, choosing Vladimirovich as his middle name, after the Russian president, to become Kevin Vladimirovich Johnson, and he also obtained a license from the Russian Boxing Federation.

Johnson achieved 36 wins (20 by knockout), 22 losses and two draws in his professional career, during which he faced Vitali Klitschko, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz, Kubrat Pulev, Dereck Chisora ​​and many others.

The last time Johnson entered the ring was in December 2023.

Russian citizenship was also granted to Canadian Brendan Leipsic, striker of the Russian ice hockey team CSKA.

The 29-year-old Leipsic expressed his desire to obtain Russian citizenship in July 2023, and the striker played 14 matches this season, in which he scored two goals and provided two assists.

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