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 Last update:  12/29/2013       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Hryunov Plans Make a Big Bid on Klitschko-Leapai
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By Luke Furman

Russian promoter Vladimir Hryunov is planning to make another serious run to secure the promotional rights to a Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51KOs) fight. Klitschko is looking to defend his IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24KOs), likely on the tentative date of March 8th in Germany.

If the fight heads to a purse bid, Hryunov intends to bid on the fight. Klitschko and Leapai have until January 3 to reach an agreement. 

If Hyrunov wins, he wants to stage the fight in Germany or Australia. For Klitschko's October fight in Russia against Alexander Povetkin, Hryunov bid a huge $23.2 million dollars to secure the promotional rights.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bosker.org

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , Alex Leapai , Klitschko-Leapai , Klitschko vs. Leapai


 

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comment by Hougigo, on 12-30-2013
[QUOTE=joe strong]I keep saying this fight will land in Australia but the usual suspects say it will never happen... when will they learn boxing is a f**king business & not a sport? nobody fights for glory including the current champion... no way leapai's side will sign until the purse bid date a...

comment by US Dirk Killer, on 12-29-2013
[QUOTE=joe strong]that entire region is picking up steam. the Asian pacific area has been hosting some decent events especially that macau place in china. if the fight happens in Australia would there be PPV there or in NZLD? i'm not sure but were any of tua's fights ever blacked out locally? how...

comment by Michael Paine, on 12-29-2013
What a moron, throwing money at garbage fights.

comment by Tobi.G, on 12-29-2013
I wonder how much Hrunov will bid for this bull****-fight! Why the hell is he even taking part in this??

comment by joe strong, on 12-28-2013
[QUOTE=chocolate]I respect that Leapai beat Boystov and upset the apple cart but there is many more deserving contenders the WBO should be ashamed of themselves ordering a unified champion to fight a fringe contender and should have rewarded Leapai with a high ranking not a forced mandatory.[/QUO...

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