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Easy win for Klitschko

Undisputed world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko easily retained his WBO crown when he knocked out Alex Leapai of Australia in the fifth round on Saturday night in Germany.

The 38-year-old Klitschko, unbeaten 10 years, defended his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in Oberhausen.

He was in complete control of his 25th world title fight as he knocked-out Leapai with two minutes, five seconds of the fifth round.

'Dr Steel Hammer' - taller with a longer reach, toyed with Leapai, controlling the fight at will, scoring with left jabs and straight rights with hardly any opposition from his younger challenger.

Leapai, a delivery truck driver, went down when he was hit with a left-right combination. He got up but three-time world champion Klitschko put him away for good with 58 seconds left in the fifth with a lethal combination.

"It wasn't easy, my head was in Ukraine and what is going on there. I hope there is no war and people dying. I am proud of my people," Klitschko said.

It was his 53rd KO in 62 wins, with three defeats. Leapai dropped to 30-5, with three draws.