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

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  1. Charles Martel

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    Great. Teddy Witless is calling the fight. Looking forward to his insights.
     
  3. Charles Martel

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    Wladimir is in complete control after 4.

    Leapai hasn't landed a good shot so far, and he's taking a LOT of punishment.
     
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    Classic Teddy. BLAHSH SPLASH SPIT LARRY HOLMES BURSHHH SLOBBER SLOBBER JOE LEWIS SPSHHHH BLUMMPHH SPHSSHOGURGLE THREE LOSSES SPLASH YADA YADA I HATE WHITE FIGHTERS YADA YADA SPLERGHASHH YADA.....
     
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    Wlad with the KO in the 5th. Bring on the winner of Sterne vs Arreloa.
     
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    More of the usual. Leapai was saying he knows how to beat Klitschko and once he got in the ring with him Wlad toyed with him. The obese Stiveren, who I think is going to win again, will be knocked out as well.
     
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    Atlas was an idiot for bringing up losses that are as many as 16 years old. This version of Wlad would never lose to Puritty and he already beat Brewster in a rematch. Maybe Sanders would give him some trouble but this version of Wlad beats Sanders.
     
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    And Teddy Witless totally bungled an illustration, talking about having a missile, "but no way to deliver it."
     
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    [video=youtube;41VC4rVJBkE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=41VC4rVJBkE[/video]
     
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    [video=youtube;RAXfFmy2Jdo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RAXfFmy2Jdo[/video]
     
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    TMZ should have stalked Uncle Teddy as he trench coated his way out of the gay porn theater in the village to do the commentary for this fight. Teddy and his love for the scrawny Larry Holmes is laughable. At least metrosexual looking Tesatorre sounded like he enjoyed the fight. I guess it's back to Mandingo I,II and III in Chelsea for Uncle Teddy........:biggrin1:
     
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    Another great knockout by the best heavyweight champion of all time. Yes Wlad in my opinion despite his losses is ever better than Vitali. He has fought way more often and his win and knockout total are eye popping. What more can you ask for? The greatest of all time. I hope he keeps fighting till he is at least 40. Way to go Wlad!
     
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    I've been working overtime everyday at my job lately, so havent had a chance to post till now. WLAD IS AMAZING!!! Awesome KO. He looked perfect, dominated a game, B level guy then knocked him out. Leapai was outmatched in every department. I predicted a 6th rd TKO so was only off by a round. Even at age 38 Wlad is as dominant as ever and actually it even seems he's always getting better. He is the ultimate professional and looks as sharp as ever!
     
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    Would like to see Wlad vs winner of Stiverne/Arreola, or Pulev, or Fury, or Wilder. Makes no difference he easily beats them all. What a champ Wlad is... easily the most dominant champion of this era. Since 2006 he hasn't even had a close fight, he's been absolutely dominant. Even Mayweather and Pacquiao cant say that as theyve had close decisions and been much less active. Wlad has been the most dominant boxer of this era.
     
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    We should all be very thankful. We are witnessing a living legend and the second best heavyweight of all time behind only his brother. He looks as good as ever and unbeatable.
     
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    Yes, I agree.

    The only interesting fights I can see forthcoming for him are Pulev and Fury.
     
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    A funny thing Ive noticed in the aftermath of this bout is that lots of the haters are leaving comments like"BORING.....Bitchko is sooooo slow". Its funny because he is looking real quick to me. just look at the gif in this thread. REAL fast 1 - 2 combos.
     
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    From ESPN: www.espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/10850453/lucas-matthysse-john-molina-early-fight-year-candidate

    Wladimir Klitschko KO5 Alex Leapai

    by Dan Rafael

    Records: Klitschko (62-3, 53 KOs); Leapai (30-5-3, 24 KOs)

    Rafael's remarks: For all of those who complain about Klitschko and harp on the fact that he got knocked out in his losses, they should remember that the last time he lost was more than 10 years ago. Isn't it possible that a fighter can learn from losses? Improve from those losses? Obviously, it is, even if some opt to ignore that. Nonetheless, the champ has improved vastly from those defeats and he just keeps rolling on, racking up more wins, more defenses, more knockouts and plowing his way deeper and deeper in the heavyweight history book.

    He destroyed Leapai, 34, of Australia, an ill-conceived mandatory challenger who got the shot based on a surprisingly impressive points win (with two knockdowns) against previous mandatory Denis Boytsov, who took the fight as a tuneup and was upset. So Klitschko, 38, of Ukraine, had no choice but to fight this fight if he wanted to keep his alphabet belts, which he does.

    The 6-foot, 248-pound Leapai had no game plan other than try to wing a shot and nail Klitschko with a lucky punch. That will not work against the 6-6, 248-pound Klitschko, who has a high boxing IQ, knows the ring, knows his weaknesses and is awesome with his strengths. He used his long reach advantage to keep Leapai at the end of his powerful jab and set him up beautifully for his left-right combinations. Klitschko even worked a bit to Leapai's available body. Klitschko is versatile, quick, powerful and unbeatable if you can't get close to him, and Leapai never got close. Instead, Klitschko pounded him with jabs and right hands. One of the jabs dropped him in the first round, although he was not too badly hurt. But the rest of the fight was target practice. In the fifth round, Klitschko floored him hard with a clean right hand in the midst of a combination. Moments later he ate another powerful right, dropped like a rock near the ropes and referee Eddie Cotton waved it off at 2 minutes, 5 seconds. It was not competitive at all, but Klitschko did exactly what he was expected to do -- dominate and drill an inferior opponent.

    Klitschko's dominance is illustrated in the mind-boggling CompuBox statistics. He outlanded Leapai 147-10. That is amazing. He landed nearly as many jabs (67) as Leapai threw total punches (69). And Klitschko closed the show brilliantly, landing 31 of 49 punches in the fifth round while Leapai landed none of his 10 punches.

    The historic numbers continue to mount for Klitschko. This was his 16th title defense of his second reign, good for second place in division history behind Larry Holmes' 20 and Joe Louis' 25. Last week, Klitschko marked eight years with a heavyweight title, second-longest in heavyweight history behind only Louis' 8 years, 8 months and 11 days. And Klitschko, also a 1996 super heavyweight Olympic gold medalist, moved to 23-2 overall in world heavyweight title fights.

    Klitschko has no plans to retire any time soon and is hoping to emulate Bernard Hopkins, boxing's oldest titleholder at 49 and still near the top. Other than perhaps looking to challenge the record for defenses and length of reign, the only thing left for Klitschko to remotely accomplish would be to pick up the one alphabet belt he has never won, which is because older brother Vitali Klitschko held it until vacating it and retiring in December. That belt will be filled by the winner of the May 10 rematch between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola. Although the winner is supposed to face mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder next, Klitschko wants to fight the winner and the Stiverne-Arreola winner should want Klitschko also, as it is by far the biggest payday. Hopefully, the sanctioning organizations will do the right thing and allow it to happen. We can dream can't we?
     
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    Wladimir Klitschko is age 38.

    Joe Louis was age 37 when Rocky Marciano knocked him out.


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    "...harp on the fact that he got knocked out in his losses"

    Wlad lost three times. He was 100% legitimately KO'd by Corrie Sanders. Corrie Sanders could have knocked out anyone that night, one of the very few times that he bothered to get into top shape for a fight. Corrie Sanders had so much natural ability, he could have been the greatest of them all, but he hated to train. He usually trained with a beer mug.

    I forgot the Purrity fight. It was, I think 15 1/2 years ago. Did Wlad just get exhausted? Was that before he learned to pace himself? He was ahead on all the cards before the fight stopped.

    In the Brewster thing, the first one, he was also way ahead, and then he suddenly got sick. He may well have been poisoned as a mysterious water bottle vanished and so did the hospital blood tests etc. He proved that he was indeed totally dominant over Brewster in the one-sided rematch.
     
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    He didn't know the limitations of his body at the time. Big heavyweights have one big flaw their stamina isn't the same as small heavyweights or modern cruiserweights. He hit Purrity with every thing but the kitchen sink and didn't take a few rounds off to regain his energy. The knockout was Purrity tapping Wlad and Klitschko not being able to get up because he was gassed rather than concussed. Also the Klitschko corner needs to be applauded as many American corners would have let him absorb more punishment because he was so far ahead of the plodding Purrity that the could have ruined his career by absorbing a bad concussion.

    Ps Larry Holmes was 38 when he fought Tyson and looked like a couch potato who lost weight quickly and was badly ko'd by Mike Tyson. Here are both fights........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ4kcmxSQZ0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV6VcCSt7LE
     
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    I wouldn't label Leapai a B grade boxer - he should categorically be classified much further down the alphabet. I'm still shaking my head in disbelief that such a no-skill slob stepped into the ring for a world championship fight.

    Leapai has always been remarkably easy to hit and Klitschko was effortlessly belting him at will. The Samoan literally looked like a cheap, second-hand punching dummy being mechanically pummelled by a fellow who is merely going through the dreary motions of a light warm up. Leapai's helplessness remined me of the following (fast forward to 0:53 for some Leapai-esque defence against the jab):

    [video=youtube;npUqfsI_L34]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npUqfsI_L34[/video]

    I'm certain Klitschko could have knocked Leapai out within two rounds but - after all - this is a spectator sport in which the spectators pay big money, therefore...

    Leapai is a typical lumbering Islander whose primitive "style" consists of wading in and throwing wild overhands and uppercuts one can see coming with minutes to spare.

    "Ah, yes, but he beat Denis Boytsov!" I hear people say. Well, that particular, er, "fight" was an utter waste of time. Boytsov was lazy and lethargic and looked like all-round **** yet still managed to hit Leapai on the rare occasions when he actually made the effort to throw something vaguely resembling a punch.

    Put it this way: Leapai's prior 37 fight "pedigree" included two against Maori loser Hiriwa Te Rangi (who boasted a glittering record of 0-13, ten of those losses coming via knockout) and three bouts with the woefully blubbery coconut Oscar Talemaira, who lost 32 of his 37 (cough) "professional" fights, 16 by knockout. When Leapai knocked out the fat-laden nobody Matt Hicks in the first round last year, the American had lost his six previous fights in a row. Leapai's next opponent Joe Lloyd (another first round knockout...) had lost four of his grand total of six "professional" fights.
     
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    "Boytsov was lazy and lethargic and looked like all-round **** yet still managed to hit Leapai on the rare occasions when he actually made the effort to throw something vaguely resembling a punch."


    Boytsov sure has been a huge disappointment, Now is he even going to fight again?
     

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