The man pictured here is Wladimir Klitschko. It is telling that you might know who he is; he's the IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion, which isn't nearly as cool as it was 15 years ago. But still: The job of the heavyweight champion of the world is to be the "scariest man on earth," and make headlines for it. People don't have to watch boxing, they just have to know that the heavyweight champ is out there causing a ruckus.
Kiltschko is Ukranian, but he was born in Kazakhstan, also home to Borat. So when he ran into Sasha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher in a Los Angeles restaurant last week, he thought he might have a little fun with the guy.
According to The Daily Star, Klitschko said: “As he walked past me I turned to face him and said, ‘Hey, I think you are an arsehole for what you said about Kazakhstan’. Unbelievably, he started to defend himself – but before he could continue I stood up and was towering over him. I said, ‘I have broken people’s necks for less than what you have done.'"
“He looked frightened – like he had picked a fight with the wrong man. And then I owned up and told him I really think his Borat character is amazing. He looked pretty relieved!”
We hope Klitschko sold the "character is amazing" line hard, because, well, Isla Fisher is far too lovely and hilarious to have to deal with her husband urinating himself in her presence. Though we would understand.
See? Kazakhs Do Have a Sense of Humor [KZ Blog]