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Braehmer defeats Krasniqi; Feigenbutz stops Kelemen

Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Juergen Braehmer TKO 10 Robin Krasniqi
Vincent Feigenbutz TKO 9 Balazs Kelemen
Agron Dzila UD 12 Bernard Adie
Anthony Yigit UD 10 Timo Schwarzkopf
Ohara Davies UD 6 Jacek Wylezol
Stefan Haertel UD 6 Volodymyr Borovskyy
Denis Boytsov TKO 2 Irineu Beato Costa Junior

Braehmer promising victory on Saturday night in Rostock

Photo Credit: Sebastian Heger – Mission Impossible’ or ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’, these are the two opposing views shared at today’s final press conference ahead of Saturday night’s WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) and Robin Krasniqi (43-3, 16 KOs) at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany.

Kicking-off proceedings at the Fischland Hotel, promoter Kalle Sauerland expressed his excitement at the all-German duel. ‘’On Saturday night we have the champion versus the number one ranked challenger,’’ said Sauerland. ‘’This is what boxing is all about – the best fighting the best!’’ Continue reading

Braehmer vs. Krasniqi public workout

On Saturday night, Juergen Braehmer (45-2, 33 KOs) defends his WBA World Light Heavyweight title against Robin Krasniqi (43-3, 16 KOs) at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany. Ahead of their sell-out world championship clash, both fighters took part in public workout today at the Ostsee-Park.
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Result: Nathan Cleverly Outpoints Robin Krasniqi; Chisora defeats Avila

In a fight that was supposed to be a competitive one, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-0, 12 KO’s) totally dominated challenger Robin Krasniqi (39-3, 15 KO’s) in beating him by a 12 round unanimous decision in front of a packed Wembley Arena in Wembley, London, UK. Cleverly took some monstrous shots from Krasniqi in rounds 6, 7 and the 8th rounds, but got the better of him with a high work rate.

The judges scored the fight 120-108, 119-109, and 120-108. Krasniqi showed excellent power throughout but he wasn’t able to keep up with the constant output from Cleverly. There was also a size difference between the two of them. Cleverly looked like a cruiserweight after rehydrating for the fight, while Krasniqi just looked like he was at the same weight he did for the weigh-in. Being much bigger than Krasniqi definitely gave Cleverly a huge advantage in the fight because he was able to absorb the big shots from Krasnqi without getting shock up. Continue reading

Weights from Wembley Arena: Chisora, Cleverly Interviews

WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly weighed-in just under the limit at 12st 6 1/2lbs (174lbs) and mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi came lighter at 12st 5lbs (173lbs) for their big fight tomorrow night at Wembley Arena.

WBO European Lightweight Champion Liam Walsh hit the scales at 9st 8 1/2lbs (134 1/2lbs) with challenger and former two-time WBO World Featherweight Champion Scott Harrison coming in at 9st 8 1/2lbs (134 1/2lbs).
Paul Butler was 8st 2 1/2lbs (114 1/2lbs) for his Commonwealth Super-Flyweight title challenge against the champion Yaqub Kareem who came in at 8st 2lbs (114lbs).
Dereck Chisora weighed in at 18st (252lbs) with his opponent in the ten-round international contest, Hector Alfredo Avila at 15st 8lbs (218lbs)
Cleverly v Krasniqi headlines a massive fight card, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) with coverage starting at 7pm Continue reading

Rule Britannia press conference videos: Chisora, Cleverly, Krasniqi Interviews

Cleverly headlines with the fifth defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi in the main event, with Walsh, the WBO European Lightweight Champion versus former two-time world champion Scott Harrison as chief support,

the return of Chisora, plus fast rising star Butler challenging Commonwealth Super-Flyweight Champion Yaqub Kareem for his title.

The show on Saturday will be televised live and exclusive on The Channel of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546) starting at 7pm. Continue reading

Nathan Cleverly say Krasniqi victory will be the best

BOXINGWorld Boxing Organization (WBO) World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly says beating Robin Krasniqi at Wembley Arena on Saturday night will be his best win yet.

Undefeated Cleverly rates his 10th round stoppage of then unbeaten Karo Murat – who fights International Boxing Federation (IBF) king and American great Bernard Hopkins in July – two and half years ago as his most impressive so far and his schooling of Tony Bellew comes a close second.

Germany based Kosovan Krasniqi, the number one and WBO mandatory challenger, hasn’t lost in 38 fights, with his last four fights ending in back-to-back stoppages.

“Krasniqi is a dangerous challenger, the best I’ve faced yet and I’ve trained as if I’m the challenger in this fight,” Said Cleverly who met with the media out a work-out today in London. Continue reading

WBO Announces Cleverly – Krasniqi Officials; WBO On Baysangurov-Andrade

Nathan CleverlySAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, April 20, in the world title fight between light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and #1 ranked Robin Krasniqi to be held at the Wembley Arena in London, United Kingdom, in a Frank Warren presentation.

For this bout where the WBO light heavyweight champion Cleverly (25-0, 12 KOs), from Wales, United Kingdom, will defend for the fifth time his belt against Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KOs), the referee will be Mark Nelson.

Meanwhile, the judges for the Cleverly-Krasniqi bout will be Denny Nelson, Zoltan Enyedi and Phil Edwards. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Istvan Kovacs. Continue reading

Nathan Cleverly: ‘Krasniqi Is Potentially the Best I’ve Faced’

ruleBritannia_v4The time has come for WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly to finally stake his claim as the world’s leading light-heavyweight.

On Saturday evening the boxing boffin – a maths graduate from Cardiff University – headlines Frank Warren’s huge ‘Rule Britannia’ promotion at Wembley Arena in a tough mandatory defence against rising German based Kosovan Robin Krasniqi.

And the 26 year old is aware that an impressive victory could vault him into a Transatlantic superfight with IBF counterpart Bernard Hopkins this summer.

The whole card, which also features the comeback of Dereck Chisora plus Liam Walsh against Scott Harrison and Paul Butler, is live and exclusive in the UK, on BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, from 7pm on Saturday evening.  Join at  

Boxing writer Glynn Evans found ‘Clev’ in rude health and chomping to meet the challenges when they spoke at length on the weekend. Continue reading