2005-03-12 Markus Beyer w pts 12 Danny Green, Stadium Hall, Zwickau, Germany - WBC
2005-03-12 Markus Beyer w pts 12 Danny Green, Stadium Hall, Zwickau, Germany - WBC. Referee: Laurence Cole. Scorecards: 114-113, 115-112, 114-114. Finally getting his return against the champion, Green (166) was expected by many to take over the title and although it was always close the verdict was a fair reflection as to how the fight went. This time round much of Green’s aggression was ineffective and he was occasionally hurt by southpaw lefts to the body as Beyer (167) looked to find a weakness. However, in the tenth Green came on strong, smashing in lefts and rights, and in the 12th he had Beyer counted on following a big right to the head. Although the ropes stopped Beyer from hitting the floor the referee called it a knockdown and when the German was allowed to box on Green jumped all over him before running out of time. For the Australian it was too little too late.