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Lion heart not enough for brave Leapai
28-04-2014 -

Everyone in the business said big-hitting Aussie Alex Leapai was a "puncher's chance" of lifting the unified world heavyweight boxing title off Ukrainian colossus Wladimir Klitschko in Germany yesterday.

The only trouble was, Leapai could not penetrate the 38 year-old champion's long reach and jab to unleash his lethal Samoan bowler punch. After being hammered with an array of head and body shots from Klitschko, the referee had no option but to call a halt in the fifth round after the brave but clearly outclassed Aussie hit the canvas for a third time.

The telling stat was the punches landed by both boxers - Klitschko battered Leapai with 147 while the underdog Aussie managed to land just 10 blows.

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