Krasniqi, Pianeta destroy foes

WBO #1 and mandatory light heavyweight challenger Robin Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Max Heyman (25-12-4, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Maritim Hotel in Magdeburg, Germany. Referee Manfred Kuechler gave Heyman standing eight-counts in rounds one and three before finally waving it off. Krasniqi will now take aim at WBO champion Nathan Cleverly.

In the co-feature, unbeaten WBO #8 heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (28-0-1, 15 KOs) blew away Nelson Dario Dominguez (14-2-1, 7 KOs), getting a TKO stoppage after just 2:31 of the first round.