Macedonian-born boxer who won the lightweight bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics and took gold for lightweight boxing in the 1977 European Championships.
His amateur career began when he was in his late teens, leading up to the 1976 Olympics where he was just 19 years old.
He became a professional boxer in 1981, but retired six years later, having earned more distinction as an amateur boxer and Olympian.
He was born in Kumanovo, in what became the Republic of Macedonia.
He and Sugar Ray Leonard both competed as boxers in the 1976 Summer Olympics, held in Montreal; Leonard won a gold medal in the light welterweight competition.