Juergen Braehmer stops Konni Konrad in seven
As expected, German southpaw Juergen Braehmer easily out boxed former sparring partner Konni Konrad on route to forcing a seventh round corner retirement in Dresden, Germany, on Saturday.
The official time will be listed as 3:00 of Round 7.
Braehmer, rated No. 4 by THE RING at 175 pounds, dropped Konrad with a hard left hand counter in Round 6 and also hurt his man with a jolting right hook in the seventh. The 36-year-old veteran was never out of second gear and controlled proceedings from start to finish.
Konrad started briskly, clipping his former employer with a brace of head shots in Round 1 but it was small solace when the vastly more experienced Braehmer found his range. The right jab set up the signature straight left and that same shot landed repeatedly throughout.
Braehmer (46-2, 34 knockouts) has been a major player on the light heavyweight scene for years but his recent opposition has left a lot to be desired. The savvy veteran is not at a loss for big names at 175 pounds and one would hope that his next assignment is capable of providing him with a serious challenge.
Konrad was completely out of his league.
Tom Gray is a member of the British Boxing Writers’ Association and has contributed to various publications. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing