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Truck driver Alex Leapai taking on Klitschko

Boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine, left, stares at challenger Alex Leapai from Australia-Samoa during a press conference ahead of their IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA heavyweight title bout in Duesseldorf, Germany, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Wladimir Klitschko defends his WBA and IBF heavyweight belts, plus the minor WBO and IBO versions,against Alex Leapai of Australia in Oberhausen, Germany, on Saturday. Most are expecting another routine win for the Ukrainian in his 25th world championship fight. Here are five things to know about the bout:

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Fight Schedule

At Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, Calif. (ESPN2), Josesito Lopez vs. Aaron Martinez, 10, light welterweights; Thomas Williams Jr. vs. Enrique Ornelas, 10, light heavyweights.

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Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with TKO

Japanese champion Shinsuke Yamanaka, left, hits his left on the face of Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye in the seventh round in their WBC bantamweight boxing title bout in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Yamanaka defended his title with a technical knockout in the ninth round. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday.

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Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference

Former heavyweight world champion Shannon Briggs of the United States is surrounded by media as he shows up at a press conference of boxer Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine ahead of Klitschko's  IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA heavyweight title bout against  challenger Alex Leapai from Australia-Samoa in Duesseldorf, Germany, April 22, 2014. Briggs demanded a title fight against Klitschko in the US. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko’s title bout against Alex Leapai — demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion.

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Fight Schedule

At Osaka, Japan, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Stephane Jamoye, 12, for Yamanaka’s WBC bantamweight title; Kiko Martinez vs. Hozumi Hasegawa, 12, for Martinez’s IBF junior featherweight title.

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