IBF Super Middleweight Champion from March 1988-1989, and the WBC Light Heavyweight Champion from March 1998-April 2000.
He won the German Light Middleweight National Amateur Championships in 1982.
He was sentenced to 5 months in jail for assaulting a taxi driver in 2006.
His older brother is WBO Cruiserweight Champion Ralf Rocchigiani.
He was twice defeated by Dariusz Michalczewski, once via technical knockout, and once via disqualification.