Wladimir Klitschko to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO, & IBO titles against Alex Leapai

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  1. BoxingSpecialist2

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    After pulling off an upset win over Denis Boytsov, the WBO has named Samoan/Australian Alex Leapai, 30-4-3 (24 KO) the mandatory challenger for champion Wladimir Klitschko, 61-3 (51 KO) and it seems very likely that Wladimir's next fight will be against Leapai, probably in February or March of 2014. The most likely location for the fight is in Germany, but I've also heard unsubstantiated rumours that Macau, China is being discussed as a possibility for the location of the fight.

    To be honest, I've never seen Leapai fight before and although I've heard his name thrown around before here and there, I don't know much about him. However, the fact that Leapai has beaten Boytsov impresses me because I am very familiar with Boytsov and he is quite talented. Leapai is rated #29 in the world according to Boxrec, and along with his decision win over Denis Boytsov, he is known for being stopped by Kevin Johnson in 2012. Now that he is fighting Klitschko, I'll definitely check out a few of his fights on youtube...

    I often read mainstream boxing forums at sites like Boxrec and Boxingscene, and for the most part it seems many American fans are criticizing this matchup and criticizing Wladimir for facing easy opponents and sub-par quality level of opposition. These comments are just so incorrect, absurd, and quite frankly predictable coming from mainstream boxing fans. The truth is, people who consistently criticize Wlad do so primarily because he is white and secondarily because he is non-American. These people can't stand the fact that the heavyweight division has, for almost a decade now, been ruled by White, non-American boxers.

    Since 2005, Klitschko brothers aside, the best heavyweights have by far been David Haye, Alex Povetkin, Nik Valuev, Sam Peter, Sultan Ibragimov, Ruslan Chagaev, Chris Byrd, and Lamon Brewster and all but 1 of them (Valuev) were decisively beaten by Wlad. Wlad has beaten the best of this generation and then some, so anybody who criticizes his opposition-level is out to lunch! Furthermore, by beating Denis Boytsov, Alex Leapai has earned his shot, in my opinion. It would be nice to see Klitschko VS Wilder, Fury, or Pulev, but all the same I'm fine with Leapai and the fact that he has beaten Boytsov gives him credibility as a contender (more credibility than say Deontay Wilder has accumulated in any of his wins against handpicked and "there-to-lose" opponents).

    I'm looking forward to this fight, and by many accounts, Leapai is an aggressive fighter who will bring the fight to Wlad. This should be fun while it lasts and as always, I'll be supporting Wlad big time!
     
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  2. dwid

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    Whites need to stop with the whole non American thing. They rooted for guys like Lennox Lewis and he wasn't American, or Manny. They need to realize they have more in common with someone like Wlad than they do Floyd Mayweather. The urge has to be there somewhere deep inside to root for their own kind. I remember a fight with Andrew Golota vs Bowe and a group of dwfs started rooting for Golota, even though he wasn't American. I was unaware of the caste system at the time and asked why and they couldn't give me an answer, it was "just cuz!"
     
  3. white is right

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    Is Vlad Hruynov becoming a Russian Steve Wynn? For those that don't remember about 20+ years ago Wynn wanted to corner the heavyweight belt and the championship fights that bring high rollers to the site. He over paid for Holyfield vs Douglas and gave a record 24 million dollar purse to Douglas who promptly rolled over scratched his nose and refused to even try and get up after eating a decent but not devastating right hand. After that Wynn seemed to sour on over paying for fights.

    Now supposedly Hruynov wants to promote and I presume over pay Klitschko again for basic long shot walk over bout. Here is a tweet from Fight News.......http://www.fightnews.com/
     
  4. Westside

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    Dwid, the MCs and all things White are bad drum beat that began in 1968 has been effective in brainwashing large swaths of White Americans in Amerika. Frankly, at this point I suspect Whites and our race are doomed in the long run. Couple that with the LGBT alliance with the MCs, Whites my friend are facing a formidable force of turning this country into a 2nd Britian only larger in scale. So of course they will not support a White from another country. Hell, they feel quizzy about openly supporting a man like Tom Brady outside of New England. Our only hope that is a lot of Whites sound the alarm and most DWFs WTF up!
     
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    It's been very difficult for me to accept it, but that's the truth.

    But the civilized world won't end in post-apocalyptic chaos. East Asians will dominate the 22nd century.
     
  7. BoxingSpecialist2

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    Users on this site will recall that I've posted many pics of myself and even some pics with my Muslim Persian and Muslim Arab girlfriends. I am a white male and I've had like 10-15 Middle Eastern girlfriends. I've also casually dated a few "Brown", South Asian girls. I've had sex with them all and the relationships have been great. I've never dated an East Asian, but I would, as long as she's fit and good looking. I wouldn't date a Negro though, and I wouldn't date a Latino either, just my personal preference. I have some new pics of me with some new Persian girls and probably soon I will post them!

    A lot of people ask me how I can be a "racially aware" white male and yet I date so many girls who are Persian or Arab.

    Well the answer is complicated, but largely related to your comments here Carcharias. First of all, it depends what you mean by "white". I have a larger view on "whiteness" to the point where I would consider many non-Europeans to be white, or close to white, so I can find some commonality with them. I am absolutely fine befriending, and dating Middle Easterners, Asians, light to beige skinned South Americans etc. These people are great.

    Secondly, I look at my white male friends who are dating white females and in a way I feel sorry for them. White couples in Canada, because of years of Jewish and Liberal propaganda (feminism, family law in Canada, non-traditional gender and sexual roles), face all sorts of cultural challenges that other races don't face. Here in Canada, I`ve seen many white couples divorce because the white husband is `working too hard` or is a `workaholic`. That never happens with Asians, or Middle Easterners, because they come from a culture which doesn`t emphasize equality between genders, and quite correctly, socially outcasts divorcees.

    IMO, an Asian or Middle Eastern mindset is much better for marriage and dating. Moreover, this is essentially confirmed statistically in terms of divorce rates.

    Thirdly, as you allude to, whites are simply becoming a smaller minority year after year. I don`t think whites will ever become extinct, but the truth is that European whites are occupying less and less of positions of power in the world. It is entirely feasible that in say 20 years, European whites make up only 5% of the world`s population. I don`t even want to think where whites will be in say 50 years. You can thank feminists, liberals, and Zionists for that.

    Essentially, what I`m recommending is for people to expand their viewpoint a bit. I`m a racially aware white male, but you need to make adjustments in today`s environment.

    Just my two cents! (Don`t mean to offend anyone, and I know not everyone will agree on everything)
     
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    Completely agree. I've given up on mainstream boxing sites for this reason.
     
  9. Charles Martel

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    [video=youtube;HG_qmuKDxIc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HG_qmuKDxIc[/video]
     
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    "it seems many American fans are criticizing this matchup..."

    Don't know that I can disagree with them that much in this particular case. What has Leapai done to deserve a title fight? BoxRec has him ranked #29 in the world. What about Pulev? What about Fury? Those matchups would be much more interesting.
     
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    Well, Leapai has won a decision over Denis Boytsov in his last fight. Boytsov is a talented, highly-ranked opponent, so Leapai beating him gives Leapai a lot of credibility as a challenger.

    Going into that fight, I would have considered Boytsov a top-15 heavyweight in the world, and even RING Magazine has at times rated Boytsov in the top-10. Someone can correct me if I`m wrong, but I believe it was also an eliminator fight. Boytsov is a quality opponent, so a W 10 result over him completely validates Leapai as a contender, IMO.

    As I said, Boytsov is miles better than anyone that Deontay Wilder has ever faced. So, clearly Leapai is more deserving of the title challenge than Wilder (who incidentally, Boxrec has rated as high as 13 at heavyweight).

    As for Fury and Pulev, I absolutely agree that they are more deserving of a titleshot, however Pulev has publicly said he doesn`t want to fight Klitschko right now. I`m not sure if Fury would take the fight but I know he`s also stated that he plans to fight Klitschko at the end of this year or early next year.

    All things considered, I`d say Leapai deserves the shot and I`d say based on his win over Boytsov, he`s one of the better contenders who is willing to take the fight.

    I agree, they would be more interesting fights, but both Pulev and Fury seem to be deferring the fight to happen at a later date.

    Wlad will always fight anyone, the problem is guys don`t want to fight him, or want to fight him later.
     
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    Jeez, I wonder what the casino odds will be for this fight, I`d say in excess of 50-1 for Wlad.

    Anything can happen in boxing, but for Leapai to actually win this fight would be one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. Realistically he has almost no chance in this fight. I reckon Wlad could beat him without even training...

    This fight looks like a total mismatch on paper.
     
  13. white is right

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    It will be similar to when Wlad fought Wach. Leapai can't win unless Wlad screws up badly. He literally has to walk into a bomb or get injured for Leapai to win. If Kevin Johnson could cuff around Leapai and stop him then Wlad should do the same in half the rounds.
     
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    It is a huge mismatch and Wlad will get no respect no matter how well he dominates the fight. I would have preferred him to destroy Deonay Blacksar Wilder.
     
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    Guys, many forget that Wlad's fights are very complex to set up:

    as his agency holds rights to many belts from many organizations all of the sanctioning boards must convene, make, and agree on multiple decisions;

    he has residency in many States so in some cases several States have to be notified of the "event" and licensing needs to be accepted and procured;

    multiple contracts need to be negotiated and accepted with hosts, banks, payment systems, television, and internet companies;

    his opponent's agency must do some of the same;

    he and his opponent must negotiate and agree to a long list of particulars (and in some cases believe it or not the outcome, i.e.: Povetkin).


    Most of the DWFs and the dopes on mainstream boxing sites don't take the time to understand what is actually going on here.
     
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    Care to elaborate?
     
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    I agree. How can he win in a fight like this? If he disposes of him easily, which no doubt he will, they'll just laugh, and if L puts up an unexpectedly tough fight they'll just laugh. But then Wlad will laugh all the way to the bank, and Leapai - hopefully he doesn't get hurt too badly - will too.

    Wilder, the latest Great Black Hope/Dope affirmative action USSA hype job, has never even fought anyone in the top 50.
     
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    Boytsov looked great early on and I had high hopes for him, but continuing injuries, plus, I think, a preference for training by doing elbow bending exercises, seem to have stonewalled his boxing career. I hope he comes back, but I haven't heard a word about him since he lost.

    Yeah, Pulev said he wants one more tuneup fight and then Wlad. Fury always goes on about how he wants Wlad right now, but they're building him up for a rematch with the Englishman, by way of the African jungle, for such is the state of Olde England nowadays, Chisora.

    And yeah you're right, the K's fight the best there is, the best who they can get to fight them, often fighters that had never before been beaten.

    Leapai doesn't seem to be a bad sort, but big mismatch. The bookie odds will probably be along the lines of the last GGG fight.
     
  19. Ambrose

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    Wlad carrying Povetkin. Planned outcomes exist. Not difficult. Only three participants. Haye/Harrison another. Froch/Groves another (Groves not in on it). Too many others.
     
  20. white is right

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    Roider Shannon Briggs disrupted Wlad's training camp by trying to do a poor man's Clubber Lang impersonation. I think somebody must have spiked his steroids with caffeine.....http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/briggs-disrupts-klitschko-training-session-239459
     
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    I thought that Briggs was a better class of negro, a chess player, etc. Here he is behaving like a roid rage street trash, a common street n'r. He's high on something. His brain must have been turned to mush by Vitali. He shouldn't be licensed to fight again without extensive testing, including for drugs and brain damage.

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    Look how, incredibly beat up as he was - and if his skull wasn't four inches thick of solid bone he'd of been dead - and yet he has no cuts. Negro skin is thicker than human skin.
     
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    I agree. I thought he showed a lot of heart during that beating and heaped praise on Vitali afterwards. Sometimes they just can't help themselves I suppose.
     
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    I think they need better security at gyms where a very high profile fighters are making publicly known workouts. What if a nut like that comes in with a gun next time? At least lock the door.
     
  25. white is right

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    Gayfeather usually has two or three musclebound weightlifters blocking anybody from getting near him. I didn't see one guy there only two normal sized guys tried to calm down Briggs. If Briggs did have a weapon or was interested in doing more than barking Wlad would have had to defend himself and potentially injure himself before the Lepai bout.
     

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