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Boxing: Champion Klitschko knocks out Leapai in 5th round

Published on Apr 27, 2014 8:21 AM

BERLIN (AFP) - Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko retained his titles on Saturday, April 26, 2014, with a fifth-round knock-out of Australian challenger Alex Leapai.

Ukraine's Klitschko defended his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen and was in complete control of his 25th world title fight as he knocked-out Leapai after two minutes, five seconds of the fifth round.

"It wasn't easy, because my head was with my countrymen in Ukraine. What is going on in my home country is the concern of the whole world," said Klitschko, who landed 147 punches compared to Leapai's mere ten.

"I hope that the politicians in my home country will find a peaceful solution, I am proud of my people."

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