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It’s Official: Aussie Alex Leapai Signs Contract To Fight Wladimir Klitschko For World Heavyweight Title

February 5, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Australian heavyweight boxer Alex Leapai has the opportunity to become Australia’s first ever world heavyweight champion after confirming a 27 April showdown against Ukranian, Wladimir Klitschko.

The 34 year-old number one contendor defeated Russian, Denis Boystov last November to set up the historic bout, and inked a deal today towards the biggest fight of his life, and quite possibly the biggest fight in Australian boxing history.

Wladimir signing (2)The proud Queensland father of six has foregone his regular job to execute a path towards boxing greatness; a date with destiny as the first Australian in 106 years to challenge for a unified world heavyweight title.

“I’m a proud Australian and Samoan and above all else I want to secure the title to show everyone that  you can overcome all odds to achieve your dreams,” confirmed the quietly spoken Leapai.

“I’d love to make history for both countries and I know I’ll need to knock out the champion to claim the title, so that’s my focus.”

It’ll be a mountainous physical and psychological challenge for Leapai to overcome the world champion who boasts an impressive 61-3-0 (51 KO) record and has dominated the heavyweight division for almost a decade.

Noel-Alex Signing contract

Klitschko is the second longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time, having succesfully defended his title 15 times, and is number three on the all time list for most heavyweight title fights, behind Joe Louis (26-1) and Muhammad Ali (24-3).

Klitschko throws up numerous challenges including a distinctive height and reach advantage over Leapai, however trainer, Noel Thornberry will have his prize fighter in perfect shape to unleash his trademark aggression and lethal combinations.

“Alex has done everything humanly possible to be in the best shape of his life and will intensify things even further during the next 12 weeks to have him firing for this world title shot,” said Thornberry.

“He has all the weapons, including his now-famous “Samoan bowler” knockout punch to win this fight.

“Now it’s all about fine-tuning things, getting some intense sparring under his belt to have him at 110% come fight night on April 26 in Germany.” (morning April 27 in Australia)

Before his loss to Leapai, Boystov boasted an undefeated 33-0 record including 26 victories by way of knock out which reconfirms the Australian’s credentials as a genuine world title contendor.

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