Dethroned world boxing champion Robin Krasniqi has made serious allegations in the heated debate over his lost world championship fight against Dominic Bösel.
In essence, these are directed against Thomas Pütz, president of the Association of German Professional Boxers (BDB). As Krasniqi’s lawyer Rene-Dirk Hundertmark wrote on Tuesday, Pütz allegedly changed the court to the detriment of Krasniqi.
According to Hundertmark, Pütz would have replaced the international referees “in order to use his own daughter, Ms Karoline Pütz, and the judge, who is close to the team of challenger Dominic Bösel and organizer SES BOXING,” said Hundertmark. . Hundertmark cited the screenshot of an alleged information flow between Pütz and his daughter as supposed proof of this.
In an interview with SID, Pütz explained the reshuffle on Tuesday. “It’s confusing. We have corona measures. In all fights, national but not international referees are used because you have to travel as little as possible,” said Pütz: “There was a meeting before the fight. It was the previous Friday The Krasniqi team had a unique opportunity to object or raise concerns. But there were no concerns. “
Best heavyweight boxers: Fury can grab the top 5
Uli Hebel commented on the epic fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder for DAZN this weekend. For SPOX, he drew up his top 10 best heavyweights in history. Here we are!
Spoiler: Tyson Fury (always) missed the top 10. Why? “The sample size is not enough for me. Big, sometimes dominant wins against Wilder and Wladimir, yes, but in between there are still too many fights that are too insignificant.”
“It can – and hopefully – be different. So, now in the top 10 …
10TH PLACE: MIKE TYSON. The most controversial and youngest heavyweight champion of the world. Without the conflicts outside the ring, some higher numbers.
Was able to eat his opponents with his engagement power. Just because of his dramatic style compared to the unnamed Holmes, Fury or Dempsey.
9TH PLACE: WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO. In total, the oldest reigning heavyweight world champion, has beaten 23 boxers at the world championships and 9 world champions – reigning or former.
Longtime dominator of the heavyweight division. And: boxed all opponents and never dodged. Legendary: he and his brother Vitali were world champions at the same time.
8TH PLACE: EVANDER HOLYFIELD. Earned his respect after his prime (victories over Douglas, Foreman, Holmes): took revenge on Riddick Bowe in 1993, ruined Tyson in 1996, and equalized the duel against Michael Moorer a year later.
And gave Lennox Lewis in his prime a real job in the rematch. In total: quadruple world champion and a monster of mentality.
7TH PLACE: JOE FRAZIER. His victory over Muhammad Ali in 1971 is one of the greatest achievements ever in the sport. Proven in the most golden of all generations.
The quintessential Philly fighter: tough and unyielding. A rebellious man so courageous that he bordered on madness. And: Even today, fighters still strive for perfection from their left hook.
6TH PLACE: GEORGE CONTREMAN. Before Ali in the Jungle, he was the most destructive force ever seen in the sport and to this day it is questionable whether he is the toughest puncher in history.
Big wins in his first debut against Frazier and Norton and a surprise against Michael Moorer in 1994 in his second. Once again world champion at 45 – and unofficial world barbecue champion.
5TH PLACE: JACK JOHNSON. Without him there would be no Ali, no Louis and also no Lewis. Fight racism not only in the ring, but also for life. First African American heavyweight champion after beating Tommy Burns.
He held the title from 1908 to 1915. Biggest highlight: the “Fight of the Century” in front of 20,000 spectators against James Jeffries, who is retiring.
LOCATION 4: LENNOX LEWIS. The master of the long jab and model student of one of the greatest coaches, Emanuel Steward. Defeat every opponent they’ve boxed – even if they haven’t given all the answers after the first question.
He has long seemed invincible, bringing an end to the 90s icon dynasty Holyfield, Tyson and Bowe. The best European heavyweight boxer we know.
PLACE 3: ROCKY MARCIANO. Retired with a perfect fighting record of 49: 0 after six successful title defenses and still holds the longest unbeaten streak of any heavyweight.
Bulldozers and street entertainers. A strange and unmistakable style of boxing and an unstoppable strength in body and mind.
LOCATION 2: JOE LOUIS. A very intelligent boxer and one of the greatest American athletes of all time. After winning the title in 1937, he remained world champion for eleven years and eight months.
Fought at its peak in the middle of WWII. Also: came back after two heavy knockout losses.
PLACE 1: MUHAMMAD ALI: Without a doubt, not just the self-proclaimed “greatest of all time”. Three-time world champion in the most competitive heavyweight division, style icon and possibly the best known name in the world.
In addition to the sporting heritage, there is the decisive factor: his commitment to equality.
Krasniqi felt he was being treated unfairly
On October 9, Krasniqi controversially lost the light heavyweight rematch to Bösel on points in Magdeburg, which cost him the IBO World Championship title. Krasniqi was treated unfairly by the referees and announced protests.
The history of the discussions referred to by the Krasniqi site was attached to their statement on Tuesday. In a conversation by the name of “Familie Pütz”, a person under the pseudonym of “Big Boss” revealed to another that she was present at an IBO fight in Magdeburg. It should be Thomas and Karoline Pütz. When asked if the jury for the fight wasn’t already there, “Big Boss” replied, “I changed it. The foreigners all came out. Only the Germans.” The answer was followed by three smiling smileys.
From Krasniqi’s side, the news suggests not only “a hint of bias and intentional influence on the outcome of the fight”. According to Hundertmark, the statements also showed “a general attitude on the part of the chairman of the BDB, which my client, to put it cautiously, qualifies as unsavory. My client is proud of his foreign roots.” Krasniqi was born in 1987 in Junik, a city in present-day Kosovo.
Pütz reacted with indignation. “So you’re taking the club out of racism now. It’s so ridiculous. I employ 80 percent foreigners in my business. Corruption, xenophobia: then all the clichés are filled,” said Pütz, who found “nothing wrong “in the chat:” I’m just saying the jury will be swapped. They’re just trying to build something to get something out of it. “
Pütz expressly did not confirm the authenticity of the process: “It could be that it is real or that it has been falsified. But what I mean is that it is absurd to publish something like that. I reserve the right to sue me. “