By Fabian Weber
Stuttgart – Former European heavyweight champion Luan Krasniqi outscored American David Bostice Saturday night at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle by unanimous decision over ten rounds (99:93, 99:92, 99:91).
It was Krasniqi’s first bout since he lost a WBO title shot against Lamon Brewster in dramatic manner on September 28, 2005. Leading on all score cards and visibly dominating the defending champion Krasniqi was sent to the canvas with a solid shot at the end of round eight. Krasniqi who wanted to become the first heavyweight world champion from Germany since Max Schmeling was unable to recover and lost to Brewster in round nine.
Now, ranked number two by the WBO, another title chance is on the horizon, first of all since number one ranked Wladimir Klitschko won the IBF title last weekend and will consequently disappear from the rankings of the World Boxing Organization which could enable Krasniqi to climb to the top.
Krasniqi improved his record 29-2-1 with 14 knockouts. Bostice dropped to 35-11-1 with 15 knockouts.