One of the most popular athletes in Germany, and was the IBF Light Heavyweight Champion from March 1993-November 1996.
He was an Olympic gold medalist as a Middlweight in 1988.
He played the title role in the 2010 film Max Schmeling.
He married a woman named Manuela.
His only professional loss came at the hands of Missouri's Virgil Hill, a loss which he later avenged.