Wladimir Klitschko will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO
heavyweight titles against Australia's Alex Leapai at the
König-Pilsener-Arena Oberhausen, Germany on April 26.
Leapai, 34, earned a surprise shot at the belts when he defeated
Denis Boytsov in November.
"It impressed me how Alex Leapai dominated Boytsov," Wladimir
"He has shown strong punching power and a lot of heart. But
moreover, that he can take a punch and feels confident in the role
of the underdog.
"I will be very focused and prepare myself 100 per cent as
always and will look forward to this next challenge."
Leapai said: "People talk about how great Wladimir is and the 61
victories he has had in his career. I on the other hand think of
the fact that he has been comprehensively koed three times by
people who cannot punch nearly as hard as me.
"I will break Wladimir and it will not be my hardest fight."