|Rated at||Super Middleweight|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Born||July 24, 1977|
|Wins by KO||26|
His nickname is The Hard Hitter. On November 16, 2002 Markussen was the number 1 challenger for the IBF Super Middleweight World title. He lost to Sven Ottke. On October 24, 2003 he won the WBO title against American James Crawford. Then on July 24, 2004 he won the EBU (European) Super Middleweight title. He beat Danilo Häussler by a 12 round unanimous decision.
In 2006 Markussen was in a car accident. He was unable to box for several years. Markussen made a comeback in 2010 and had 6 fights in the years 2010-2012. His last fight was December 12, 2015 against fellow Dane Patrick Nielsen.
References[change | change source]
- "Sven Ottke vs. Rudy Markussen". boxrec. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
- "Brian Magee to defend WBA interim title in Denmark". BBC. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
- "Patrick Nielsen vs. Rudy Markussen 2015". Youtube. Retrieved 15 October 2016.