It is a long time since the heavyweight division was boxing’s most glamorous draw and the poor sluggers who compete today pale into insignificance in comparison to the greats that populated heavyweight boxing in the 1960s through to the more recent days of Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, Lewis arguably having been the last true great. Here we have the best odds, betting tips and analysis for the latest contest to make a mockery of those heavyweight legends as Wladimir Klitschko takes on Alex Leapai in a bout that, whilst failing to excite the boxing masses, still represents a fine betting opportunity.

Klitschko is now as shorts as 1/40 in places but using our live betting odds comparison you can find him at 1/20 at William Hill or even as big as around 1/8 at the betting exchanges, with Betfair currently leading the way.

His opponent, described in the Australian media as a “ham-fisted Samoan slugger”, is sure to be totally out of his depth here and can be backed at odds as big as 44/5 on the exchanges whilst the draw – unlikely to attract any sensible bets – is available at odds of 47/1 at Betfair!

Alex Leapai is a resident of Queensland in Australia, where he is a delivery driver. He has the capacity to make Klitschko look like as fluid as Muhammad Ali, and that despite giving up six inches and almost two stones to the man who has ruled the division since 2004, winning 16 world title fights in that time, almost all without breaking a sweat.

Clearly Klitschko is short at 1/40 but backing him big at 1/8 makes sense, whilst our main bet would be on the fight to end inside four rounds.


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