Markus Beyer

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Markus Beyer
Real name Markus Beyer
Nickname(s) Boom Boom
Rated at Super Middleweight
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Reach 180 cm (71 in)
Nationality Germany German
Born (1971-04-28) April 28, 1971 (age 44)
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 35
Wins by KO 13
Losses 3
Draws 1
No contests 0

Markus Beyer (born April 28, 1971 in Erlabrunn) is a German boxer at super middleweight and the former WBC Champion, who resides in Lilienthal, Germany. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics, in the light middleweight division. He also competed in the Barcelona Games of 1992, and won a bronze medal at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Berlin.

Amateur Highlights[edit]

  • Record: 39 Fights - 35 Wins
  • 1988 East German Featherweight Champion, won the Junior European Flyweight Championship in Gdansk, Poland beating Zoltan Lunka (Romania) in the final.
  • 1989 2nd place at the Junior World Championship in Bayamon, Puerto Rico as a Featherweight
  • 1992 competed at the Barcelona Olympics as a Light Middleweight. Results were:
  • 1993 German Light Middleweight Champion, competed at the World Championships in Tampere, Finland
  • 1994 2nd place at German Championship, losing the final to Mario Veit
  • 1995 German Light Middleweight Champion, 3rd place at World Championship in Berlin, Germany
  • 1996 2nd Place at European Championship in Vejle (Denmark) losing the final to Francisc Vastag (Romania), competed at the Atlanta Olympics. Results were:

Pro career[edit]

On October 23, 1999, Beyer won his first world title against WBC super middleweight champion Richie Woodhall. He successfully defended the title against Leif Keiski before losing it to Glenn Catley.

On April 5, 2003, Beyer challenged Canadian WBC super middleweight champion Eric Lucas and was awarded a highly controversial split decision in Germany.[1] Beyer defended the title against Danny Green and Andre Thysse before being upset by Cristian Sanavia. Beyer defeated Sanavia by knockout in a rematch then went on to retain the title five times by scoring wins over Yoshinori Nishizawa, Danny Green, Omar Sheika, Alberto Colajanni, and a draw against Sakio Bika.

On October 14, 2006, Beyer lost his title via third-round knockout to WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler in a unification fight.

Titles held[edit]

  • German super middleweight;
  • IBF Intercontinental super middleweight;
  • 3 times WBC super middleweight 23 October 1999 to 6 May 2000; 5 April 2003 to 5 June 2004; 9 October 2004 to 14 October 2006
  • WBC International super middleweight; 21 April 2001 to 24 August 2002
Preceded by
Richie Woodhall
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
23 Oct 1999– 6 May 2000
Succeeded by
Glenn Catley
Preceded by
Eric Lucas
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
5 Apr 2003– 5 Jun 2004
Succeeded by
Cristian Sanavia
Preceded by
Cristian Sanavia
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
9 Oct 2004– 14 Oct 2006
Succeeded by
Mikkel Kessler

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