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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.

Markus Beyer
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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


Amateur careerEdit

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 careerEdit

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 heldEdit

  • 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 lifeEdit

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