Posted February 03, 2014 on AP on Fox
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Wladimir Klitschko knows he has an image problem with fans in the United States, who for the most part pay the heavyweight champion little attention. He wants to change that, though not at the expense of his decade-long winning streak or his collection of heavyweight titles. ''I understand the criticism that the fights are lopsided and kind of boring. I'm getting it,'' Klitschko said Monday. ''But it's not so simple.'' Not when Klitschko is matched up with the likes of Alex Leapai, whose only real claim to fame is that he's the WBO's mandatory No. 1 challenger. Klitschko will be an overwhelming favorite when he takes on Leapai, a native of Samoa who lives in Australia, on April 26 in in Oberhausen, Germany. It will be the 25th heavyweight title bout for Klitschko, who has dominated most opponents with his size and reach. Once again, it will be outside the United States and in Germany, where the heavyweight is extremely popular. &#...
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