Krasniqi and Sturm ready to fight in Berlin

01.12.04 - By Fabian Weber, - Berlin - European heavyweight champion Luan Krasniqi and his stable mate, former WBO middleweight champion Felix Sturm, are ready to fight on the boxing event Saturday, Dec. 4, at Estrel Convention Center, Berlin. The event is a cooperation of Universum Box-Promotion and Sauerland Event.

Krasniqi, 27-1 (13), will make the second defense of his EBU title when he faces German arch rival Timo Hoffmann, 31-3 (18). At the official weigh-in at Cinemaxx of Berlin Krasniqi weighed in at 104 kg. 14 kg lighter than his challenger Hoffmann who weighed 118 kg.

Felix Sturm, 21-1 (9), will face Frenchman Hassine Cherifi, 35-10-1 (20), in a clash of two former middleweight world champions. Sturm weighed 73,5 kg. Cherifi weighed 73 kg.

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Article posted on 01.12.2004

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