Sherman Oaks, CA (October 31, 2014) Friday night in Crestmead, Queensland, Australia, perennial contender “King” MALIK SCOTT dominated former world title challenger and hometown favorite ALEX LEAPAI enroute to a ten round unanimous decision.… Read Article
In news which will surprise some, and seems standard to others, former WBC heavyweight champion of the world Samuel Peter has signed to fight recent title challenger, and popular contender, Alex Leapai. The 10 round bout is scheduled for October 24 of this year, given the former champion barely two months to prepare, and is set for Leapai’s home country of Australia. The news has been confirmed by several media outlets and the bout is … Read Article
Wladimir Klitschko has triumphed again in commanding fashion, an action which typically raises complaints that the long-time champ fights “bums” rather than “real” challenges.
Of course, this raises an interesting question. Who are the bums and who are the real challenges? If Klitschko avoids a challenge, then name the challenge. And be careful with your answer.
I remember little more than a two years ago when Klitcshko easily KO’d Tony Thompson in six. Critics immediately … Read Article
Heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko did as was widely expected and stopped overmatched title challenger Alex Leapai tonight in Germany. Dominating the action throughout, Wladimir scored two knockdowns in the 5th-round, the final one ending the fight. The time was 2-minutes and 5-seconds and Klitschko, unbeaten in ten years, is now 62-3(52). Leapai, who gave it his best, falls to 30-5-3(24).
Klitschko boxed his usual fight, dominating behind his punishing left jab with his even more … Read Article
As much as I’d like to see Alex Leapai become the first Australian in history to win the Heavyweight title, he has some task to overcome in Wladimir Klitschko.
Klitschko has been undefeated since 2004 and his resume lists a host of former World Champions including Samuel Peter, Chris Byrd, Lamon Brewster, Hasim Rahman, Ruslan Chagaev, Jean Marc Mormeck, Alexander Povetkin and David Haye.
Boxing experts are give Leapai a “punchers chance” of victory , … Read Article
IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and “The Ring Magazine” World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his Australian contender Alex Leapai stepped on the scales today.
Wladimir Klitschko: 112,2 kilograms / 247.4 lbs
Alex Leapai: 112,5 kilograms / 248.0 lbs
The fight will be shown live on RTL in Germany. ESPN will show the fight in the US.
Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton — IBF/IBO Heavyweight Champion, WBO/WBA Heavyweight Super Champion and „The Ring Magazine“ World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko will face Alex Leapai from Samoa on April 26th at the König-Pilsener-ARENA Oberhausen (Germany). The press conference of Champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) and mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) took place in Düsseldorf. The media presence was quite impressive with about 100 representatives and 20 camera crews.
Once more Wladimir Klitschko … Read Article
Those heavyweights who are looking forward to the day when the division once dominated by American fighters will no longer have to contend with the Klitschko brothers had better think again. Wladimir, now aged 38 but arguably still at his peak, remains all-conquering, and “Dr. Steel Hammer” has told German publication Die Welt that he plans on fighting for a further ten years.
“I just turned 38, but that’s only a number,” Wladimir said. “I … Read Article
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) is taking on one of his smaller opponents in 6’0” Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KO’s) on April 26th of this month at the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. The 6’6” Wladimir doesn’t care that Leapai is small or that he was recently knocked out by journeyman Kevin Johnson. Wladimir is still taking him very serious as an opponent.
This fight might not look great on paper … Read Article
On April 26, Samoan born banger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) has the opportunity to become boxing’s next “Cinderella Man” when he challenges Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) for the WBA (super)/IBF/WBO/IBO and Ring magazine heavyweight championships in Oberhausen, Germany.
The thirty four year old Leapai from Logan, a satellite city of Brisbane, Queensland, earned his shot as the WBO mandatory challenger by upsetting Hamburg based Russian Dennis Boystov (33-0, 26 KOs) in Bayern on … Read Article