Fight News reported Saturday that the WBO will consider installing Australian Alex Leapai as Wladimir Klitschko’s mandatory challenger.
The 34-year-old Leapai (30-4-3, 24 K0s) surprisingly outscored previously undefeated Russian Denis Boytsov last weekend in Germany.
Hence, the 6-foot Leapai is seeking to soon scrap the 37-year-old Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs).
All three judges ruled that Klitschko overwhelmed the 34-year-old Povetkin (26-1, 18 KOs) by a score of 119-104.
Bruised and bleeding, the 6-foot-2 Povetkin was floored on three occasions in the seventh round alone.
Although the Ukrainian constantly initiated clinches and held, the 6-foot-6 Klitschko also expertly used his left jab to batter the Russian and land flush shots to the kisser.
Currently ranked fourth in the pound-for-pound rankings, Hayden Panettiere’s joystick has now emerged triumphant in 19 consecutive bouts since suffering a TKO at the hands of Lamon Brewster in April 2004.
Even more impressively, “Dr. Steelhammer” has managed to safeguard his titles in 15 straight matches and remains a threat to Joe Louis’ longstanding record of 25 successful defenses.
Leapai’s not a serious threat and it’s hard to envision that Klitschko won’t continue to steamroll over a porous division.
In fact, if willing to compete roughly three times annually, expect Wladimir Klitschko to knockout the “Brown Bomber’s” mark at some point in 2016.
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