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Monday, October 29, 2012

Heyman to Fight Krasniqi in Germany

According to NewMexicoBoxing.com, "Mad" Max Heyman will face Robin Krasniqi on November 16 in Magdenburg, Germany. The fight will be for a marginal belt and take place at light heavyweight.

Heyman (25-11-4, 14 KOs) is coming off of unanimous decision victory over Chris Thomas in September. He's won his last two fights. But he's only fought once in the past 22 months and four times in five and half years. Those four fights have all been in Heyman's home state of New Mexico. Only one of his career matches has taken place somewhere other than the western portion of the United States.

Krasniqi, at 25, is eight years younger than Heyman. The Germany-based Serbian is 38-2 with 14 KOs. But he is on an incredible 37-fight win streak. Few of those bouts have been against an opponent as experienced as Heyman. Krasniqi fought in August, a win over previously-undefeated Serdar Sahin.

One of the big questions heading into the bout involves Heyman's oft-injured hands. In the Thomas fight, Heyman complained of a damaged right hand. He had hurt his left in a 2010 bout against Mike Alderete.

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