Former boxer Markus Beyer, who made his name in Quebec by crossing iron with Eric Lucas, died at the age of 47, Monday.
According to various sources, including the British daily The Sun , the German died from a “short but severe illness”.
“I can not describe in words how I feel,” said former UGG coach Ulli Wegner sadly. Everyone knows that he is my favorite athlete and above all, a great human being. ”
The last professional fight of Beyer (35-3-1, 13 K.-O.) took place in 2008 and since 2015 he worked as a boxing expert on German television.
World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight champion on three occasions, the Atlanta Olympics participant made a name for himself when he defeated Lucas controversially on April 5, 2003 in Leipzig.
Despite a strong domination of the representative of the Belle Province, Beyer was entitled to the favor of two of the three judges, obtaining a win by split decision and delighting the title of the category to his opponent.