Reigning European heavyweight champion Luan Krasniqi is set to defend his championship against Timo Hoffmann on the fourth of December. Both fighters live and fight out of Germany and the fight will be held at the Estrel Convention Center, Berlin, Germany. Krasniqi, a former sparring partner of former undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis will be making his second defense of the European crown he won at the expense of Turkish-born, Germany based heavyweight Sinan Samil Sam. In Krasniqi's first crack at the title he was defeated by Poland's Przemyslaw Saleta, a loss he later avenged. Hoffmann is a former German heavyweight champion with three defeats to his name, one coming in the esteemed company of current WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.