By Edward Chaykovsky
Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24KOs) is very confident of being the man to finish off the reign of unified heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51KOs). Leapai told ABC News that he expects this week to sign the contract for a $1 million dollar mandatory title fight with Klitschko on April 26.
Leapai earned the shot in November, when he traveled over to Germany and won a twelve round decision over previously unbeaten WBO top contender Denis Boytsov in Germany. It was one of the bigger upsets of the year.
"To be honest, I fight pretty good when I'm the underdog - I'm pretty much always the underdog," he said. "Anytime you see a bigger fighter, and then you see me who is just a little fighter - a lot of people go to the big guy and they say 'this is the guy we're going for'.
"Then they get shocked that I knock them out in one round - so I'm pretty used to it, and it's going to be the same story with this guy. I get phone calls from everywhere from my family - down in Sydney, New Zealand, Samoa - they're just real supportive and wishing me all the best in trying to make history as well."Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , Alex Leapai , Klitschko-Leapai , Klitschko vs. Leapai