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 Last update:  4/23/2014       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Wladimir Klitschko Laughs at Claims Made By Williams
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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."

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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, in the article it said that Wlad was impressed with Williams in their sparri...

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 with the world champion, and is br...

comment by Lebanon, on 04-24-2014
you woulda been a legend back when americans fought americans and pretended it was the world title now you're on the periphery of the top 1,000 being born a few years too late can change everything sherbum williams :(

comment by valero, 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 Rammstein, on 04-24-2014
Sour grapes because he was sent home by camp Klitschko.

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