Robin Krasniqi

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Robin Krasniqi
Real nameHaxhi Krasniqi
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Reach188 cm (74 in)
Born (1987-04-01) 1 April 1987 (age 33)
Junik, SAP Kosovo,
SFR Yugoslavia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights57
Wins by KO19

Haxhi Krasniqi (born 1 April 1987), known as Robin Krasniqi, is a German professional boxer. He has held the WBA interim and IBO light-heavyweight titles since 2020; at regional level he held the European super-middleweight title from 2018 to 2019, and has challenged twice for a full light-heavyweight world title in 2013 and 2015.



Krasniqi was born in Junik, Kosovo, but moved with his family to Munich, Germany, at a young age during the Kosovo War. [1]

Professional career

Krasniqi made his professional debut on 20 October 2005, losing to Sven Haselhuhn in a four-round points decision. In his third fight, on 5 January 2006, he lost another four-round decision to Adrian Cerneaga. Krasniqi would spend the next seven years undefeated, winning two regional WBO light-heavyweight titles. On 20 April 2013, he made his first attempt at a world title, losing a twelve-round unanimous decision to WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly. [2] A second opportunity at a world title came on 21 March 2015, this time against WBA light-heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer, who stopped Krasniqi in nine rounds. [3]

On 10 October 2020, Krasniqi won the WBA interim and IBO light-heavyweight titles by scoring a third-round knockout against Dominic Boesel. [4] Krasniqi's compatriot, former European heavyweight champion Luan Krasniqi (not related, but also a native of Junik) congratulated him on the win. [5]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
57 fights51 wins6 losses
By knockout191
By decision325
No.ResultRecordOpponentTypeRound, timeDateLocationNotes
57Win51–6 Dominic Boesel KO3 (12), 2:2510 Oct 2020 GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, GermanyWon WBA interim and IBO light-heavyweight titles
56Win50–6Stanislav EschnerTKO6 (6), 2:4622 Aug 2020Seebühne Elbauenpark, Magdeburg, Germany
55Loss49–6 Stefan Härtel UD1211 May 2019Stadthalle, Magdeburg, GermanyLost European super-middleweight title
54Win49–5Ronny LandaetaUD1217 Nov 2018Anhalt Arena, Dessau-Roßlau, GermanyRetained European super-middleweight title
53Win48–5 Stanyslav Kashtanov UD122 Jun 2018weeArena, Bad Tölz, GermanyWon vacant European super-middleweight title
52Win47–5Bartlomiej GrafkaUD83 Feb 2018Erdgas Sportarena, Halle, Germany
51Loss46–5 Arthur Abraham UD1222 Apr 2017 Messe, Erfurt, Germany
50Win46–4Jürgen DobersteinMD1215 Jul 2016 Saarlandhalle, Saarbrücken, GermanyWon WBA Inter-Continental and vacant WBO Inter-Continental super-middleweight titles
49Win45–4Cagri ErmisUD89 Jan 2016Maritim Hotel, Berlin, Germany
48Win44–4Vaclav PolakRTD1 (8), 3:0017 Oct 2015Hospůdka Eden, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
47Loss43–4 Jürgen Brähmer RTD9 (12), 3:0021 Mar 2015 Rostock, GermanyFor WBA light-heavyweight title
46Win43–3 Dariusz Sęk UD1220 Dec 2014Ballhausforum, Munich, GermanyRetained WBO International and WBA Continental (Europe) light-heavyweight titles
45Win42–3Oleksandr CherviakUD1226 Jul 2014 Anhalt Arena, Dessau-Roßlau, GermanyRetained WBO International light-heavyweight title;
Won vacant WBA Continental (Europe) light-heavyweight title
44Win41–3Emmanuel DansoKO7 (10), 1:5528 Mar 2014MBS Arena, Potsdam, GermanyWon vacant WBO International light-heavyweight title
43Win40–3Tomas AdamekUD813 Jul 2013 EnergieVerbund Arena, Dresden, Germany
42Loss39–3 Nathan Cleverly UD1220 Apr 2013 Wembley Arena, London, EnglandFor WBO light-heavyweight title
41Win39–2Max HeymanTKO3 (12), 2:4516 Nov 2012Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, GermanyRetained WBO International light-heavyweight title
40Win38–2Serdar SahinKO4 (12), 0:4625 Aug 2012O2 World, Berlin, GermanyWon vacant WBO International light-heavyweight title
39Win37–2Hakim ZoulikhaTKO12 (12), 2:557 Jan 2012Maritim Hotel, Magdeburg, GermanyRetained WBO European light-heavyweight title
38Win36–2Abdelkahim DerghalTKO4 (12), 1:4521 Oct 2011Brandenburg-Halle, Frankfurt, GermanyWon vacant WBO European light-heavyweight title
37Win35–2Ben NsafoahUD89 Apr 2011 Bördelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
36Win34–2Jindrich VeleckyPTS63 Dec 2010 Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
35Win33–2Kanstantsin MakhankouUD823 Oct 2010Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Germany
34Win32–2Tani DimaPTS106 Jun 2010 Dachau, Germany
33Win31–2Alexander SiposTKO6 (8), 2:5523 Jan 2010Theaterfabrik, Munich, Germany
32Win30–2Xhavid ShabaniKO1 (6), 2:046 Sep 2009Festhalle Alpenland, Maisach, Germany
31Win29–2Steve KroekelTKO4 (6)6 Jun 2009Sporthalle Brandberge, Halle, Germany
30Win28–2Ronny DaunkeTKO4 (6)24 May 2009Festzelt, Grafing, Germany
29Win27–2Ali KirogluTKO4 (6), 1:4021 May 2009Festzelt Trudering, Munich, Germany
28Win26–2Lars BuchholzUD6 13 Dec 2008 SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
27Win25–2Sven HaselhuhnUD611 Oct 2008 O2 World, Berlin, Germany
26Win24–2Adrian CerneagaTKO2 (6), 2:5926 Jul 2008Boxfabrik, Munich, Germany
25Win23–2Steve KroekelPTS612 Jul 2008 Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
24Win22–2Josef BalazTKO2 (4), 2:5522 May 2008Munich, Germany
23Win21–2Ralf RiemerUD44 May 2008 Grafing, Germany
22Win20–2Jonathan PasiUD421 Dec 2007Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany
21Win19–2Ibrahim UzunkayaPTS619 Oct 2007Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany
20Win18–2Ilhan OezemTKO2 (4)28 Jul 2007Munich, Germany
19Win17–2Berry ButlerUD67 Jul 2007 Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
18Win16–2Miroslav CachaPTS416 Jun 2007Boxhalle BC 02, Augsburg, Germany
17Win15–2Patrick BergerPTS420 May 2007Festzelt, Munich, Germany
16Win14–2Robert IgrecPTS417 May 2007Festzelt, Munich, Germany
15Win13–2Engin ErdoganMD631 Mar 2007 Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
14Win12–2Omar JattaUD410 Mar 2007 SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
13Win11–2Ralf SawetzkiTD49 Feb 2007Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany
12Win10–2Petr JasukievicTKO3 (4)12 Dec 2006Boxhalle BC 02, Augsburg, Germany
11Win9–2Ommid MostaghimPTS69 Dec 2006OT Josefshaus, Aachen, Germany
10Win8–2Constantin TrifanovTKO3 (6)23 Sep 2006Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Germany
9Win7–2Adrian CerneagaPTS43 Sep 2006Festzelt Stiftl, Beilngries, Germany
8Win6–2Riccardo GrassmannPTS422 Jul 2006Iphitos Arena, Munich, Germany
7Win5–2Deniz EmrenPTS425 May 2006Festzelt Trudering, Munich, Germany
6Win4–2Patrick LinkertPTS422 Apr 2006Boxhalle BC 02, Augsburg, Germany
5Win3–2Volkan SarierPTS419 Mar 2006Festzelt Geisenfeld, Ingolstadt, Germany
4Win2–2Mehmet AltintasPTS49 Mar 2006Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany
3Loss1–2Adrian CerneagaPTS45 Jan 2006Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany
2Win1–1Ladislav MartinekTKO2 (4)26 Nov 2005Boxfabrik, Munich, Germany
1Loss0–1Sven HaselhuhnPTS420 Oct 2005 Alabama-Halle, Munich, Germany

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Tamas Kovacs
WBO European
light-heavyweight champion

21 October 2011 – 25 August 2012
Won International title
Title next held by
Denis Simcic
New title WBO International
light-heavyweight champion

25 August 2012 – February 2013
Title next held by
Eduard Gutknecht
Title last held by
Jürgen Brähmer
WBO International
light-heavyweight champion

28 March 2014 – March 2015
Title next held by
Artur Beterbiev
Title last held by
Nadjib Mohammedi
WBA Continental (Europe)
light-heavyweight champion

26 July 2014 – 21 March 2015
Lost bid for world title
Title next held by
Dominic Boesel
Title last held by
Hadillah Mohoumadi
super-middleweight champion

2 June 2018 – 11 May 2019
Succeeded by
Stefan Härtel
Minor world boxing titles
Preceded by
Dominic Boesel
IBO light-heavyweight champion
10 October 2020 – present
Major world boxing titles
Preceded by
Dominic Boesel
WBA light-heavyweight champion
Interim title

10 October 2020 – present