2004-10-09 Markus Beyer w co 6 Cristian Sanavia, Fair Hall, Erfurt, Germany - WBC

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2004-10-09 Markus Beyer w co 6 Cristian Sanavia, Fair Hall, Erfurt, Germany - WBC. Referee: Ian-John Lewis. Defending the title against the man he won it from Sanavia (165¾) started slowly in the opening session before taking the next four rounds. At that stage of the proceedings he looked the more likely winner. However, boxing coolly, Beyer (167¼) had begun to show signs of his form late on in the fifth, and in the sixth he turned the fight on its head when smashing Sanavia to the floor with a right and two lefts to the jaw. Although Sanavia was up at ‘eight’, because he was sagging badly the referee continued to count to ‘ten’. The finish came after 54 seconds of the session had elapsed.