Leapai will fight the 38 year old Ukrainian for the unified world heavyweight title on the evening of Saturday April 26 in Oberhausen, Germany after the Australian beat Russian Denis Boystov in November to become the top WBO contender.
Alex ‘The Lionheart’ Leapai is based in Queensland and was once on the books of NRL team North Queensland Cowboys before turning to boxing, boasting 24 knockouts from his 30 professional fights.
Klitschko is undefeated for over a decade since his loss to Lamon Brewster, with an 80% knockout rate from his 64 professional fights.
David Kerr, Managing Director of British Eurosport said, "It’s fantastic to be broadcasting this high profile world heavyweight title clash in the classic Saturday night slot.
"Leapai shocked everyone in the boxing world to earn this tilt at the title and Klitschko has described him as a real life Rocky. They are two exciting fighters with a high number of knockouts between them and that should produce real fireworks.”
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