27.03.04 – Super Middleweight champion Sven Ottke won a dominating decision over Swedish challenger Armand Kranjc (29-3, 21 Ko’s) to retain his WBA and IBF Super Middleweight titles Saturday night in Magdeburg, Germany. Ottke outworked Krajnc throughout the fight, and had him bloodied and battered from his stinging punches at fights end. The judges scored the fight 120-110; 120-108 and 119-109.
Immediately after the fight, Ottke suddenly announced his retirement. Members of the press weren’t exactly shocked by this announcement, as Ottke has been looking very beatable in recent years, and has been hesitant to fight the better opponents in America and Britain. The 37 year old Ottke finishes his career at 34-0 (6 Ko’s).