Nicknamed Idi, he is a Finnish EBU Middleweight Champion between 2006–2007 who won the Finnish Middleweight title in 2003.
He won 135 out of 175 bouts as an amateur.
He was selected as a featured boxer in the hit boxing video game Fight Night Round 4.
He was born to a Moroccan father and a Finnish mother.
His nickname comes from his name's similarity to that of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada.