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Wladimir Klitschko promises war against Leapai

World Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has said that he expects a violent match when he defends his title against Australian boxer Alex Leapai in a week’s time.

The 38 year old will be putting his World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Federation (IBF), International Boxing Organization (IBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) straps on the line against the Australian in Germany and the Australian has already promised an all out war against the Ukrainian when they meet.

Klitschko stated that Leapai is definitely the underdog in the fight but he can also bite him. He knows that Leapai will also try and beat him by pure violence.

The younger of the Klitschko brothers has stated that his opponent lacks in technique and strategy and claimed that these are not his strengths. And Wladimir Klitschko has claimed that he will take advantage of lack of experience and try and turn it against him.

The younger Klitschko also said that he will demonstrate that he is still the strongest boxer in the world, adding that his mission still isn’t over and he has a lot to prove.

Leapai, at 34, turned professional in 2004 and has a record of 30-4-3 where as the 38 year old Wladimir Klitschko holds a 61-3 record with 51 knockout wins and he has not faced defeat in the last ten years, making the task of the Australian even more difficult.

The Ukrainian legend has also admitted that he still feels the loss of his former coach Emanuel “Manny” Steward, who passed away in 2012 and admits his match preparations haven’t been the same since his passing.

But he admits his presence is still very much there and he feels it most inside the ring or during training as if he is whispering instructions in his ear.