Nicknamed "The Cobra," known for a great chin and gutsy, entertaining style; held IBF, WBA, and WBC titles.
He started boxing in Nottingham at the age of 9.
He won the WBC super middleweight title by defeating
He was in a relationship with model and former Miss Maxim Rachael Cordingley.
He scored a TKO victory over Jermaine Taylor, knocking him to the canvas in the 12th round and then pouring on a torrent of punches when he returned to his feet to force a referee stoppage.