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.
Beyer in 2015
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Reach||180 cm (71 in)|
|Born||28 April 1971|
Erlabrunn, East Germany
|Died||3 December 2018 (aged 47)|
|Wins by KO||13|
Beyer's amateur record was 235 wins in 274 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:
On 5 April 2003, Beyer challenged Canadian WBC super middleweight champion Eric Lucas and was awarded a highly controversial split decision in Germany. It was later proven that Beyer's team cheated by obtaining the judges' scores during the fight. 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.
He died in 2018, at just 47 years old due to kidney cancer.
- 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
Professional boxing recordEdit
|39 fights||35 wins||3 losses|
|1||Win||1–0||Eric Davis||TKO||6 (6)||1996-11-23||Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany||Professional debut|
|2||Win||2–0||Harold Roberts||TKO||2 (6)||1996-12-07||Vienna, Austria|
|3||Win||3–0||Andy Flute||PTS||6||1997-02-15||Kurhalle Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria|
|4||Win||4–0||Isidore Janvier||TKO||5 (6)||1997-04-13||Cologne, Germany|
|5||Win||5–0||Yuri Filipko||PTS||6||1997-04-26||Leipzig, Germany|
|6||Win||6–0||Paul Busby||PTS||8||1997-06-01||Riesa, Germany|
|7||Win||7–0||Danny Thomas||PTS||6||1997-06-22||Cologne, Germany|
|8||Win||8–0||Simon Andrews||TKO||5 (6), 2:04||1997-07-12||Olympia, Kensington, England|
|9||Win||9–0||Terry Ford||KO||4 (?)||1997-10-05||Gera, Germany|
|10||Win||10–0||Kevin Pompey||PTS||8||1997-11-02||Halle, Germany|
|11||Win||11–0||Alexander Boy||KO||7 (10)||1998-01-11||Erdgas Arena, Riesa, Germany||Won Germany BDB Middleweight title.|
|12||Win||12–0||Yuri Epifantsev||TKO||7 (8)||1998-04-18||Duisburg, Germany|
|13||Win||13–0||Robert Koon||PTS||8||1998-12-05||Cologne, Germany|
|14||Win||14–0||Rene-Claude Dutard||UD||8||1999-02-27||Max-Schmeling-Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Germany|
|15||Win||15–0||Octavian Stoica||PTS||8||1999-05-08||Philips Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany|
|16||Win||16–0||Juan Carlos Viloria||UD||12||1999-06-05||Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany||Won IBF Inter-Continental Super-middleweight title.|
|17||Win||17–0||Richie Woodhall||UD||12||1999-10-23||Telford Ice Rink, Telford, England||Won WBC Super-middleweight title.|
|18||Win||18–0||Leif Keiski||KO||7 (12), 1:47||2000-01-29||Sachsen Arena, Riesa, Germany||Retained WBC Super-middleweight title.|
|19||Loss||18–1||Glenn Catley||TKO||12 (12), 0:53||2000-05-06||Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany||Lost WBC Super-middleweight title.|
|20||Win||19–1||Ahmed Dine||UD||8||2000-12-16||Europahalle, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|21||Win||20–1||Lloyd Bryan||UD||10||2001-01-27||Sachsen Arena, Riesa, Germany|
|22||Win||21–1||Manuel Lopez||KO||7 (12)||2001-04-21||Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany||Won WBC International Super middleweight title.|
|23||Win||22–1||Glenn Odem||UD||8||2001-09-01||Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany|
|24||Win||23–1||Shannon Landberg||UD||10||2001-10-06||Eisstadion, Cologne, Germany|
|25||Win||24–1||Anton Robinson||TKO||7 (12)||2002-03-09||Brandenburg Halle, Frankfurt, Germany||Retained WBC International Super middleweight title.|
|26||Win||25–1||Vincenzo Imparato||UD||12||2002-04-27||Sachsen Arena, Riesa, Germany||Retained WBC International Super middleweight title.|
|27||Win||26–1||Roni Martinez||TKO||4 (8)||2002-08-24||Leipziger Arena, Leipzig, Germany|
|28||Win||27–1||Éric Lucas||SD||12||2003-04-05||Leipziger Arena, Leipzig, Germany||Won WBC super middleweight title.|
|29||Win||28–1||Danny Green||DQ||5 (12)||2003-08-16||Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany||Retained and unified WBC super middleweight title. |
Bout ruled a DQ after Beyer was cut from intentional head-butts.
|30||Win||29–1||Andre Thysse||UD||12||2004-02-28||Mehrzweckhalle, Dresden, Germany||Retained WBC super middleweight title.|
|31||Loss||29–2||Cristian Sanavia||SD||12||2004-06-05||Chemnitz Arena, Chemnitz, Germany||Lost WBC super middleweight title.|
|32||Win||30–2||Cristian Sanavia||KO||6 (12), 0:44||2004-10-09||Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany||Won WBC super middleweight title.|
|33||Win||31–2||Yoshinori Nishizawa||UD||12||2004-12-18||Oberfrankenhalle, Bayreuth, Germany||Retained WBC super middleweight title.|
|34||Win||32–2||Danny Green||MD||12||2005-03-12||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany||Retained WBC super middleweight title.|
|35||Win||33–2||Omar Sheika||UD||12||2005-09-03||International Congress Centrum, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany||Retained WBC super middleweight title.|
|36||Win||34–2||Alberto Colajanni||TKO||12 (12), 2:12||2006-01-28||Tempodrom, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany||Retained WBC super middleweight title.|
|37||Draw||34–2–1||Sakio Bika||TD||4 (12), 1:45||2006-05-13||Stadthalle, Zwickau, Germany||Retained WBC super middleweight title. |
Fight stopped due to a cut under Beyers right eye caused by an accidental head-butt.
|38||Loss||34–3–1||Mikkel Kessler||KO||3 (12), 2:58||2006-10-14||Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark||Lost WBC super middleweight title. |
For WBA (Super) Super middleweight title.
|39||Win||35–3–1||Murad Makhmudov||UD||8||2008-03-14||Zenith - Die Kulturhalle, Munich, Germany|
- "Eric Lucas vs Marcus Beyer: Beyer Awarded Gift Decision Over Lucas!". Archived from the original on 28 July 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
- "Il y a 15 ans : Lucas-Beyer en Allemagne, la défaite la plus marquante de l'histoire de la boxe québécoise". Ici.radio-canada.ca. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
- Sanche, Karine. "Lady Danii". The Eurodance Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
- "Trauer um MDR-Box-Experten Markus Beyer". www.mdr.de (in German). 4 December 2018. Archived from the original on 6 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
| WBC Super Middleweight champion
23 October 1999 – 6 May 2000
| WBC Super Middleweight champion
5 April 2003 – 5 June 2004
| WBC Super Middleweight champion
9 October 2004 – 14 October 2006
|Super middleweight status|
| Latest born world champion to die
3 December 2018 – present