Markus Beyer

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Markus Beyer
Beyer in 2009
Nickname(s) Boom Boom
Rated at Super middleweight
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Reach 180 cm (71 in)
Nationality German
Born (1971-04-28) 28 April 1971 (age 51)
Erlabrunn, Germany.
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 35
Wins by KO 13
Losses 3
Draws 1

Markus Beyer (born 28 April 1971) is a German former 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

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 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:

Professional career

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

  • 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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