International Heavyweight Boxing Champion who went undefeated in England, Europe, and the Commonwealth for nine straight years.
He proved himself an outstanding athlete in his youth, and was encouraged by his trainer Andy Smith to take up boxing; by age 17 he already turned pro.
More popular in America than in Britain, he presented several U.S. TV shows and worked as a consultant to the Academy Award-nominated boxing film, Cinderella Man.
Born in Szoreg, Hungary, he and his family fled to the UK after the Soviet invasion of their country in 1956.
He was the only fighter in history to go the distance - all 15 rounds - twice against the legendary Muhammad Ali.