Alex Leapai


26 Feb 2014

Australia's World heavyweight boxing title contender Alex Leapai savoured some rest, relaxation and valued family time today at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, marking two months in the countdown towards the fight of his life against Ukranian champion Wladimir Klitschko.


Joined by wife Theresa, mother Leitu, and children Nime, Maria, Ivona, E.J, Alex and Cyanne, the outing was a rare treat for the 34 year-old, who's been busily promoting the World title showdown throughout Germany and New Zealand, before receiving the King's blessing in his native Samoa last week. 

Now the business of winning Australia's first-ever World Heavyweight Boxing crown will soak up every living, breathing second of Leapai's life; a life where family has created the catalyst for this proud Queenslander's steely determination and absolute resolve to bring home the title.  

'Family is everything and it will be a very proud moment for me to bring home this world title for Australia, for Samoa, for my family and everyone else who has believed in me,' confirmed Leapai.

'The last couple of weeks have been crazy so it's great to be back home and have a little time to spend with the family.

'But after today it's all about the training, the sparring and making sure I'm in the best shape of my life so I can take down Klitschko in Germany on April 27.'

Despite initially suggesting he'd forego riding Dreamworld's Tower of Terror II with his children, Leapai was subtly convinced to do a quick backflip when his namesake Alex Jr and his own mother caged him in alongside them.

Alex 'Lionheart' Leapai was then buckled up for the ride of his life, much to the enjoyment and amusement of wife, Theresa who was celebrating her 35th birthday.   

Leapai's opponent on April 27, Wladimir Klitschko is also a terrorising prospect, standing 6'7, a full 15cm taller than the Aussie boxer.

But rather than be daunted by that, trainer Noel Thornberry will focus his energy on gaining as much as possible out of his own boxer's 6'1, 110kg frame.

'Alex has a lot of weapons at his disposal and we'll be working on every aspect of that to ensure he's able to dictate the fight from the opening bell,“ confirmed Thornberry.

'His greatest assets are his strength and power so we won't be leaving anything in the tank.

'Alex will be shooting hard for the knock-out. We're sure Klitschko has yet to experience the sort of punishment and brute force Alex can dish out, so it's going to be an exciting fight.“

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