Boxer who made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, in the Heavyweight division; developed a rivalry with Bradley Michael Pitt, who he lost to in the 2008 Olympic qualifier.
He began training and competing at the age of 12.
He received a scholarship to attend the Australian Institute of Sport.
He was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia at an early age.
He was one of the recognizable faces of Australia's 2004 Olympic contingency, along with basketball player Andrew Bogut.