Markus Beyer

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
Statistics
Nickname(s)Boom Boom
Weight(s)Super middleweight
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Reach180 cm (71 in)
NationalityGerman
Born(1971-04-28)28 April 1971
Erlabrunn, East Germany
Died3 December 2018(2018-12-03) (aged 47)
Berlin, Germany
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights39
Wins35
Wins by KO13
Losses3
Draws1
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  Germany
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Berlin Light middleweight
European Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 1996 Vejle Light middleweight

Amateur careerEdit

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:

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.

He died in 2018, at just 47 years old due to kidney cancer.

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

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
39 fights 35 wins 3 losses
By knockout 13 2
By decision 22 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
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

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eric Lucas vs Marcus Beyer: Beyer Awarded Gift Decision Over Lucas!". Archived from the original on 28 July 2009. 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". Ici.radio-canada.ca. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ Sanche, Karine. "Lady Danii". The Eurodance Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ "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.

External linksEdit

Achievements
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
Incumbent