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Team Leapai Confident Ref Will Prevent Wlad Clinching

Experienced boxing referee Eddie Cotton has warned he won't stand for any nonsense in the world heavyweight title fight between quadruple champion Wladimir Klitschko and Australian challenger Alex Leapai in Germany, Saturday.

However, he stopped short of making specific reference to, or making any guarantees, about preventing Klitschko's tendency to hold onto his opponent, the major pre-fight concern of the Leapai camp.

Nonetheless, Leapai's trainer Noel Thornberry was satisfied with Cotton's statements.

"He just said he isn't going to stand for any nonsense and he said he won't be consulting anybody," Thornberry said.

"He's always been a really really straightforward dominant referee so it's what we need.

"I'm glad he's here. He's a big man himself, he's six foot five.

"He just said he won't be consulting anybody about cuts or he won't be second guessed by anybody and he won't cop any nonsense."

Thornberry was adamant the sore shoulder Leapai was nursing earlier in the week wouldn't be an issue in the fight.

"The shoulder is not a consideration at this point in time, it just needed a little bit of a rub," Thornberry said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thurman on 04-25-2014

Leapai needs to go to the body all night. Keep firing liver shots. Pound on the ribs, sides, and back whenever Klitschko holds. Try to keep Klitschko moving back, into the ropes or corner. Body, body, and if the opportunity…

Comment by daggum on 04-25-2014

no chance in hell

Comment by dirty fingers on 04-25-2014

But can the ref prevent Leapai from hitting the deck after a Wlad right hand?

Comment by nacho daddy on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=beez721;14466811]no,,,hed get the knockout even sooner with that short left hook if he was forced to fight on the inside. he only makes it harder for himself when he ties his opponent up on the inside and prolongs the fight.…

Comment by beez721 on 04-25-2014

[QUOTE=Croyd;14466772]Wlad Clinchko will get knocked out if this happens.[/QUOTE] no,,,hed get the knockout even sooner with that short left hook if he was forced to fight on the inside. he only makes it harder for himself when he ties his…

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