Boxing - Wladimir Klitschko set to defend heavyweight titles against Leapai

Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against Australia’s Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany, on April 26.

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Wladimir Klitschko

Leapai beat the previously unbeaten Denis Boytsov in November to become the WBO’s mandatory challenger.

"I am wary, but I will prepare myself as well as I can and I'm looking forward to a great challenge," said Klitschko.

Klitschko has a 61-3 record – 52 of his victories coming via knockout – while Leapai boasts a record of 30-4-3.

"Everyone talks to me about Wladimir's 61 victories and how great he is, but all I'm thinking about are his three defeats against opponents who can't strike as hard as I can,” said Leapai.

"I'll beat Wladimir and it won't even be my toughest fight."

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