Date: 3rd February 2014 at 5:10pm
Written by:

With Vitali having decided that his future lies as a politician rather than in the boxing ring, it?s up to his brother Wladimir to keep the families pugilistic tendencies going.

Today it has been announced that Wladimir will make the next defence of his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the Australian Alex Leapai.

The fight will take place in the usual Klitschko stronghold of Germany with Oberhausen the chosen venue on 26th April.

Leapai enters the ring as the strong outsider with a record of 33 wins from 37 fights and is extremely confident of pulling off a shock, remarking,

‘I’ll beat Wladimir and it won’t even be my toughest fight.’

Although Wladimir is 37-years of age, I still expect him to have far too much for the Australian challenger.

But like we always say in heavyweight boxing, you just never know!