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It is T-minus eleven days for Australia's Alex Leapai as he prepares for his challenge against Wladimir Klitschko on April 26th


The phrase “puncher's chance” is usually given to a fighter who is facing a more talented opponent but has enough kick in his punch to make it interesting. In most boxing circles, Leapai is not even given that...


Leapai sports a 30-4-1 record with 24 knockouts. His level of opposition as been nowhere near world class. Klitschko, on the other hand, is 61-3 (51 knockouts).


Leapai was a budding Australian rules football player before making the transition to the fight game. He'll be receiving $1.5 million dollars for his title challenge in what many believe will be a very short night's work...For Klitschko...Lepai, is undaunted and vowed to "bash" Klitschko when the two engage in ring center.


“To be honest,” Leapai said. “This one is not going the distance.”


I cannot imagine him going the full twelve rounds either. In looking at some of Leapai's footage I got the impression that he would be hard pressed to defeat Klitschko's sparring partners, let alone Klitschko himself.


But Klitschko is willing to give the press some obligatory lip service and praise his challenger.


“Leapai is the underdog fighting an experienced champion. I can compare him with Rocky,” Klitschko said with a straight face.


“Even though Australia is very far away from Europe where the fight is going to happen, I know how much Australians are supportive of Leapai.


“He is determined, he really wants to make it happen. I look forward to an exciting night.”

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