By Per Ake Persson: When Universumīs heavyweight veteran Luan Krasniqi, 30-3-1, pulled out of a possible EBU titlefight against Matt Skelton there was obviously a plan behind it and in todayīs edition of Bild Zeitung it is all explained. Universum have applied for another voluntary defence for WBA champ Ruslan Chagaev - against Luan Krasniqi..
The fight - if the WBA gives permission for it - should take place in May at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, hometurf for Luan, who resides in nearby Rottweil. Itīs a big chance for the 36-year old veteran and for sure his last; heīs been inactive since losing a WBO eliminator to Tony Thompson. Chagaevīs mandatory challenger is Nikolai Valuev.