posted on Dec, 19 2004 @ 01:21 AM
BAYREUTH, Germany (AP) - Germany's Markus Beyer retained his WBC super middleweight title Saturday with a one-sided decision against Japan's Yoshinori
Beyer, who dominated the later rounds, knocked down Nishizawa with a left just seconds into the fight and went down himself a round later when the
Japanese stunned him with a straight right through the gloves.
The judges ruled the fight 116-111, 117-111 and 118-109 for Beyer, who improved his record to 31-2 with 12 knockouts.
The German won most of the rounds by counterpunching, often slipping in the left hand, to defend the title he won in October against Italy's Cristian
By the ninth round, Nishizawa was bleeding heavily from the nose after being hit by two hard lefts, spraying blood across Beyer's shoulder and
Nishizawa's record fell to 26-15 with five draws and 14 knockouts. He is not ranked among the top 10 by any major boxing organization.
"The champion was just better," said Nishizawa, 38.
Nishizawa, who gamely kept trying to land his right hand until the final bell, had floored Anthony Mundine in the second round earlier this year in a
WBA title fight. He was stopped by the Australian in the fifth.
Beyer, 33, has won the WBC super middleweight title three times.