Former EBU Heavyweight Champion, German Heavyweight Champion from 2001 to 2002, and the 2007 WBO Intercontinental Champion.
He developed his talent under renowned boxing trainer, Theo Kerekesch.
He was ranked #1 by the World Boxing Organization in May, 2006.
He was raised as the youngest of 8 children.
He lost his WBO World Heavyweight title to Lamon Brewster via technical knockout on September 28, 2005.