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Wladimir Klitschko Eyes Another Ten Years as Champ

 Wladimir Klitschko plans to box on for another decade to break Joe Louis's record as the longest reigning heavyweight champion.

The 38-year-old Klitschko, who has held “world” titles since 2006, will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts against Australian challenger Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday.

Leapai, 34, has a professional record of 30-4-3. He turned professional in 2004. Klitschko’s record stands at 61-3, including 51 knockouts. His last defeat was a decade ago.

The Ukrainian, who lives in Germany, has no plans to retire. He says he wants to break the legendary Louis' record of 12 years as a world heavyweight champion. The American was unbeaten between 1937 and 1949.

Klitschko will have to fight for four more years to break that record. He will then be 42 years old.

"I just turned 38, but that's only a number," Klitschko told a German newspaper, Die Welt. "I am still extremely hungry and better than ever. A few years ago, I thought I couldn't improve, but my mission is still a long way from over. I want to box on for ten more years.

"I feel the combination of experience, athletic ability, technique and strategy makes me the complete professional."

Klitschko finds it challenging to prepare for his 65th professional fight while his brother Vitali is in the thick of their country's volatile political situation.

"It's a bizarre situation," said Wladimir. "My body has been training at the camp in Austria, but my mind is often with my brother and our compatriots in Ukraine."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fighting_Pride on 04-22-2014

if he keeps winning within the next 10 years, then i'd rank him as a top ATG [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by micky1971 on 04-21-2014

pahhh!!! this is the biggest bum since that italian fellah from the fifties....??? cant think of his name...max baer fought him...primo carnera. IF he was penalised for pushing opponents and threatened with disqualification then, he would get knocked the fack…

Comment by -cupo- on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=millcitymauler;14451300]What a GAY post ^^^^^[/QUOTE] [SIZE="3"]You say that like it's a bad thing. It's 2014 buddy, live and let live.[/SIZE]

Comment by slimshandy69 on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=feroth;14450209]10 more years of fighting bums and raking in 20 mil a fight...I wouldn't retire either. Wlad's got more fights than Hopkins already and taken a lot more punishment in the game...could he really keep it up to age 48…

Comment by millcitymauler on 04-21-2014

[QUOTE=Cupo303;14450308][SIZE="3"]I like your choice of words. To purge the new wave of opposition. Screw pleasing the U.S. and it's fans. All he needs for that is to dick down another young, undersized B-level actress who wants to ride the c[I]o[/I]ck…

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