Silver medal winning heavyweight boxer at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. He also competed for the World Series of Boxing league Italia Thunder team.
He scored an early gold medal victory at the 2005 Almeira Mediterranean Games in the heavyweight division.
He took home gold medals at the World Amateur Championships in 2007 and 2013 as well as a gold and silver at the 2005 and 2007 EU Amateur Championships, respectively.
He was born in Caserta, Italy.
He was a boxer who also starred in the film Tatanka. He and Vito Antuofermo share the distinction of being both a boxer and actor.