Juergen Doberstein will defend his WBA Inter-Continental super middleweight title against Robin Krasniqi over a scheduled 12 rounds at Saarlandhalle in Saarbruecken, Saarland, Germany, on Friday, July 15. Also at stake is the vacant WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight belt.
Born in Khromtau, Kazakhstan, but fighting out of Kleinblittersdorf, Saarland, 27-year-old Doberstein is an eight-year ring vet (20-2-1, 6 KOs) who won the then-vacant title last December by beating Ruben Eduardo Acosta via unanimous decision. Twelfth-ranked by the WBA, “Doberman” has never been stopped.
Fighting out of Munich by way of Kosovo, 29-year-old Krasniqi is an 11-year pro (45-4, 17 KOs) who’s won several regional and minor titles, including the then-vacant WBA Continental light heavyweight belt in July 2014 by beating Oleksandr Cherviak via unanimous decision. Fifth-ranked by the WBO, he contended for that sanctioning body’s World light heavyweight title in April 2013, losing to Nathan Cleverly by unanimous decision. He’s only been stopped once, by another Juergen, Braehmer, who retired him in the ninth last March when he was trying for the German southpaw’s WBA World light heavyweight title. Krasniqi last fought this January, winning by unanimous decision against Cagri Ermis, who beat Doberstein by unanimous decision last February.
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