His political opponents must be thankful Klitschko decided not to wade in and start bashing heads.

The ruck occured following protests and fury at the imprisonment of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. The discontent arose as new parliament deputies were brought in to be sworn in following the last election in October.

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Vitali Klitschko, the boxing Heavy Weight World Champion, leader of the UDAR (PUNCH) party and deputy of the Ukrainian parliament  (Getty images)

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