The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, handed the “Key of the City” to the Albanian boxer, the newly declared world champion, Robin Krasniqi. Expressing the highest evaluations and special gratitude for the title that makes every Albanian proud today, Veliaj said that his success is the example of people who do not give up.
“I am very happy that Robin Krasniqi, our world champion, of all Albanians, has respected our city. You have made us proud! Your story impressed me a lot, it is the story of someone who did not win the first time and his life did not go well, but he fell, rose, fell, rose again and today is a world champion. Your story inspires young boys and girls who need to understand that success does not come in the first game, success does not come from a father or mother with acquaintances, wealth, parties or politics, but comes from those who try, they try, they try and they do not give up “, said Veliaj.
The world champion, Krasniqi himself was very excited about this assessment.
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am very, very happy to be back after 21 years. I used to be an immigrant. I am very proud and very excited to win two world titles in the capital of Greater Albania, Tirana, and it is a great honor to receive this Key. I have many good memories from Tirana, I see how much it has changed, but it is an honor, a respect, a great pride to receive this award “, he said.
The boxer from Junik, Robin Krasniqi, has written history, becoming the first Albanian to be declared world champion in boxing in the semi-heavyweight category, after defeating the German Dominic Boesel. For Krasniqi it was the third time he fought for a world title, in one of the four major versions of professional boxing (WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF). He has a record of 51 wins and only 6 losses during his career in the sport.