Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
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Wladimir Klitschko vs Alex Leapai report
Who won Klitschko vs Leapai?
Wladimir Klitschko beat Alex Leapai by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 26th April 2014 at Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBO & WBA belts on the line.
Klitschko vs Leapai stats
Wladimir Klitschko stepped into the ring with a record of 61 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 51 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alex Leapai made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 4 loses and 3 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Klitschko had a slight advantage in power over Leapai, with a 84% knock out percentage over Leapai's 80%.
Wladimir Klitschko was the older man by 4 years, at 47 years old.
Klitschko had a height advantage of 6 inches over Leapai. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Wladimir Klitschko & Alex Leapai fought out of an orthodox stance.
Klitschko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 27 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Leapai, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 139 more professional rounds, 369 to Leapai's 230.
Klitschko vs Leapai form
Klitschko had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alexander Povetkin on 5th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexander Povetkin on 5th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Francesco Pianeta on 4th May 2013 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at SAP-Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Before that, he had won against Mariusz Wach on 10th November 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Hamburg.
He had beat Tony Thompson on 7th July 2012 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland.
Klitschko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
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