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Wladimir Klitschko Laughs at Claims Made By Williams

Wladimir Klitschko has dismissed accusations of being a “whiner” and a “softie” as he prepares for his title defence against Alex Leapai.

A former sparring partner, Sherman Williams, has told a German newspaper, Die Welt, how he thinks Leapai can take the world title home to Australia.

"Hit him with left and right shots to the body and then hit him on the chin with the right," Williams said. "I guarantee if Alex fights the way I tell him to, Klitschko will throw his arms around like an octopus. He doesn't like being hit on the shoulders and back."

Responding to some of Williams’s remarks, Klitschko said, jokingly: "Of course I'm a softie and a whiner; didn't you know that already?"

The 34-year-old Leapai has vowed to "go to war" with 38-year-old Klitschko, who will be defending his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in Oberhausen on Saturday night.

Williams, 41, said Leapai should “go courageously straight at Klitschko” as soon as the bell goes for the first round.

The American was one of Klitschko's ten sparring partners at his Austrian training camp in preparation for the fight on Saturday night.

But Klitschko's manager, Bernd Boente, said Williams had been released early after poor performances in sparring against the champion.

"He was so bad that he was like a living punch bag," Boente said. “He came totally overweight to the camp and was sent home, so this is no more than tit for tat from him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by EAAE on 04-24-2014

Click on the Sherman Williams TAG on the bottom of the article, about the 4th headline down is an article saying how Wlad warns Parker that he has a big challenge on his hands when Williams-Parker fight on his undercard,…

Comment by Lebanon on 04-24-2014

"Parker and Williams were set to meet on the undercard of Wladimir Klitschko's world heavyweight title defence against Australian Alex Leapai. "Tank" Williams has refused to fight Parker after being thrown out of Klitschko's training camp, where he was sparring…

Comment by Thurman on 04-24-2014

Sounds like Williams couldn't even handle more than two rounds with Wlad. Maybe he should sign up as a sparring partner for Andy Ruiz Jr.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-24-2014

Sour grapes because he was sent home by camp Klitschko.

Comment by beez721 on 04-23-2014

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;14460976]If it was that easy, why hasn't Williams challenged Wlad for the titles?[/QUOTE] becuz he was too much of a bum to become a mandatory believe it or not

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