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 said.

"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."

03/02/2014 17:40:27