Ewww… Vitali Klitschko Employed His Kid’s Used Diapers As First Aid

Vitali Klitschko’s hands got so swollen from hitting Sam Peter at will this weekend in a heavyweight title-winning effort that he had to resort to… baby urine.

“Baby wee is good because it’s pure, doesn’t contain toxins and doesn’t smell,” the 37-year old boxer told Bild after he won back the WBC title with a technical knockout on Saturday.

“I wrap nappies filled with my 3-year-old son Max’s wee around my fists,” Klitschko said, adding that he got the idea from his grandmother. “The nappies hold the liquid and the swelling stays down.”

Weirder than the idea itself? That it apparently works. Also weird: A 6’7″ man who punches people for a living using the words “wee” and “nappies.”

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (http://www.tbrb.org). He lives in Washington, D.C. He has written for the Guardian, Economist, New Republic, Chicago Tribune and more.