2004-06-05 Cristian Sanavia w pts 12 Markus Beyer, The Arena, Chemnitz, Germany - WBC

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2004-06-05 Cristian Sanavia w pts 12 Markus Beyer, The Arena, Chemnitz, Germany - WBC. Referee: Mark Green. Scorecards: 116-113, 116-115, 114-115. In a battle of southpaws, Sanavia (166½) started the better when scoring well with the right jab while the champion found it difficult to find any rhythm. And when Sanavia began to get his hooks and uppercuts going it became even more difficult for Beyer (167½) to raise his game. However, there was never that much between them and by the tenth it looked as though Beyer might have found the answer, hammering home lefts and rights, before the final two sessions saw him hand the initiative back to Sanavia and, at the same time, relinquish his title.