Photos/Weights: Klitschko-Leapai, Crazy Briggs Again

Australian challenger Alex Leapai has weighed in marginally heavier than champion Wladimir Klitschko for their heavyweight title fight to be staged in Germany on Saturday.

Leapai scaled 112.5kg  (248.2-pounds) to Klitschko's 112.2kg (247.35-pounds) in the eve of fight formality, which took place at a shopping centre in Oberhausen.

Although Klitschko enjoys massive height and reach advantages, the fact he was slightly lighter didn't surprise Leapai's trainer Noel Thornberry, who predicted earlier in the week that would be the case.

And, as happened at the press conference this past Tuesday, the event was hijacked to some extent by former WBO heavyweight champion, Shannon Briggs, who once again crashed the gathering.

"You're looking fat around the sides," Briggs shouted at Klitschko when the quadruple champion was on the scales.

He offered Klitschko's trainer James Ali Bashir a million dollars and then a million Euros to switch camps and train him.

Briggs then turned his attention to Leapai, whom he described as a bum at the press conference.

"Good luck Alex, be strong tomorrow, stay strong," Briggs yelled. "Get inside and bang hard to the body."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Someone88 on 04-26-2014

LOL that was one of the funniest weigh-ins I've seen, I usually go for Wladimir but in this case Leapai is cool too. It will be a good fight!

Comment by Hayehammer on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=Bajingo;14466225]its sad how briggs is in so much better shape than leapai.[/QUOTE] Exactly what i thought

Comment by beez721 on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=Evil_Meat;14467225]I'm sorry but Briggs' would be undefeated with all KO's just like Wilder if he had his resume. I also can almost guarantee that he would destroy Firtha much quicker than Wilder did. Briggs looks terrific until he faces a…

Comment by Evil_Meat on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=joe strong;14467124]I almost fell off my chair after watching the Mireles fight... his last title fight was given to him after beating 5 cans but he hit the cans & they went down... smith & Mireles never even got hit…

Comment by joe strong on 04-25-2014

I almost fell off my chair after watching the Mireles fight... his last title fight was given to him after beating 5 cans but he hit the cans & they went down... smith & Mireles never even got hit &…

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