WBA/IBF/WBO and IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko says he will not underestimate WBO #1 mandatory challenger Alex Leapai when the pair clash at the König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen in Germany on April 26.
The long time champion is a clear favorite to regain his titles but will not take victory for granted: "It impressed me how Alex Leapai dominated Boytsov" said Klitschko. "He has shown strong punching power and a lot of heart. But moreover, that he can take a punch and feels confident in the role of the underdog. I will be very focused and prepare myself 100 per cent as always and will look forward to this next challenge.”
Bernd Bönte, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group (KMG): "We have good memories in this arena, both Wladimir and Vitali have already fought there twice and were always victorious. Each time there was a great atmosphere in this outstanding arena.”
Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions: "Wladimir has proven to be the most dominant heavyweight champion in recent memory and we are looking forward to another great performance and victory on April 26.”
In Germany, Klitschko vs. Leapai will be broadcasted live und exclusively on RTL Television.
February 3, 2014