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).
Klitschko easily defended The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts against inferior pugilist Alexander Povetkin in October at the Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow.
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.by