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Wladimir Klitschko Expects "Violent" Rush From Leapai

Wladimir Klitschko says he expects 'pure violence' when he defends his world heavyweight titles against Australia's Alex Leapai in a fortnight.

Klitschko, 38, will be defending his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen, Germany, on April 26 against the 34-year-old Leapai, who has vowed to "go to war" with the reigning champion.

"He is the underdog - but he can also bite," Klitschko told German daily Bild on Sunday.

"Leapai will try and beat me with pure violence.

"Technique and tactics aren't his strengths. He's lacking the experience and I'll use that against him.

"I'll demonstrate that I'm the strongest boxer in the world. My mission isn't over yet."

Leapai, 34, has a 30-4-3 career record since turning professional in 2004, while Klitschko is 61-3 with 51 knock-outs and his last defeat is now a decade ago.

The world-title fight takes place just before ANZAC Day, and Leapai has said he will prove he is a "warrior too" and will bring Klitschko's belts home.

The Ukraine champion says he is still feeling the loss of legendary coach Emanuel 'Manny' Steward who died in October 2012.

"Perhaps it sounds a little crazy, but when I am in the gym I still hear his voice," said Klitschko.

"He whispers things in my ear when I am in the ring.

"We had previously talked about things for hours, from which I still benefit today.

"We still do things today exactly how Emanuel wanted them to be done.

"It starts with the small things.

"I feel his spirit, his strength and I always definitely know whether or not he is happy with my training."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jewishguy22 on 04-13-2014

leapais gonna roll into jab city, dance around drunk for a few rounds then pass out

Comment by artfuL_ on 04-13-2014

Leapai is a bum, can you believe this fight is being sold for $49.95 on Australian PPV.

Comment by Drunk Punch on 04-13-2014

So its going to be another horrible hugfest.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 04-13-2014

I'm sure Wlad's ready to oppose such violence with a peaceful demonstration in hugging.

Comment by daggum on 04-13-2014

and i expect violent hugging. you are going to see arm burns on leapai's back and around his sides

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