Markus Beyer

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Markus Beyer
Markus Beyer (2).JPG
Beyer in 2015
Nickname(s)Boom Boom
Weight(s)Super middleweight
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Reach180 cm (71 in)
Born(1971-04-28)28 April 1971
Erlabrunn, East Germany
Died3 December 2018(2018-12-03) (aged 47)
Berlin, Germany
Boxing record
Total fights39
Wins by KO13

Markus Beyer (28 April 1971 – 3 December 2018) was a German professional boxer who won the WBC super middleweight title. As an amateur he represented Germany at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics in the light middleweight division. He also won a bronze medal at the 1995 World Amateur Boxing Championships and silver at the 1996 European Amateur Boxing Championships.

Amateur career[edit]

Beyer's amateur record was 35 wins in 39 fights.

  • 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 Championship 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:

Professional career[edit]

On 23 October 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 5 April 2003, Beyer challenged Canadian WBC super middleweight champion Eric Lucas and was awarded a highly controversial split decision in Germany.[1] It was later proven that Beyer's team cheated by obtaining the judges' scores during the fight.[2] 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 14 October 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

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, Beyer married Daniela Haak, aka Lady Danii from the Mr. President Eurodance band.[3] Beyer died 3 December 2018 of a short and serious illness.[4]


  1. ^ "Eric Lucas vs Marcus Beyer: Beyer Awarded Gift Decision Over Lucas!". Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Il y a 15 ans : Lucas-Beyer en Allemagne, la défaite la plus marquante de l'histoire de la boxe québécoise". Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ Sanche, Karine. "Lady Danii". The Eurodance Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Trauer um MDR-Box-Experten Markus Beyer". (in German). 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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Preceded by
Richie Woodhall
WBC Super Middleweight champion
23 October 1999 – 6 May 2000
Succeeded by
Glenn Catley
Preceded by
Eric Lucas
WBC Super Middleweight champion
5 April 2003 – 5 June 2004
Succeeded by
Cristian Sanavia
Preceded by
Cristian Sanavia
WBC Super Middleweight champion
9 October 2004 – 14 October 2006
Succeeded by
Mikkel Kessler
Super middleweight status
Preceded by
Steve Little
Latest born world champion to die
3 December 2018 – present