Boxing: Markus Beyer died at the age of 47 years

He died after a short, serious illness: The former world boxing champion Markus Beyer is dead. Most recently, he worked as an MDR expert.

Former world boxing champion Markus Beyer died on Monday at the age of 47. On behalf of the family the MDR announced that Beyer died after a short and severe illness in a Berlin hospital.

Beyer celebrated his biggest success as a super middleweight pro. Under coach Ulli Wegner he was in 1999 after a victory over the British Richie Woodhall first world champion. Beyer won in his career a total of three times the world title of the association WBC. Beyer played his last boxing match in 2008.

"I can not describe my feelings with words, everyone knows that he was my favorite athlete - and that had, above all, a human component." Markus Beyer was a thoroughly fine person. "At the moment, I feel like someone has gotten me into the I have to process all that first, "coach Wegner is quoted at the MDR.

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Markus Beyer in 2015

Since 2015 Beyer has worked as an expert for "Sport in the East" at numerous boxing events.


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