2-time British Heavyweight Champion, and 2-time Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion. He is perhaps best known for scoring a knockout victory against Mike Tyson in 2004.
He won gold medals at Sardinian and Greek multination tournaments as an amateur.
He converted from Christianity to Islam after a revelatory trip to Turkey. He announced his retirement from boxing after losing to Lee McAllister in the WBU heavyweight title fight.
Both his parents are from the island of Jamaica.
He wad defeated via technical knockout by Englishman Audley Harrison on December 9, 2006.