The 'Marrickville Mauler' amassed a 29-3-1 record and was a world champion in three different weight divisions.
He started boxing at age 20, and the same year competed in the Summer Olympics.
In a fight against the African champion
His family was attacked in 2004 because of an altercation he had with a gang member in a bar.
He trained Mike Tyson when he decided to return from retirement.