Polish former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion and former IBF, IBO and The Ring Cruiserweight Champion.
He began boxing at age 12 and became the Polish Amateur Middleweight Champion in 1995 and 1996.
His WBC Light Heavyweight title fight against Paul "Firepower" Briggs is considered one of the bloodiest of its time, with both fighters sustaining severe facial injuries.
He married Dorothy Adamek in 1996.
He and Florida-born boxer Antonio Tarver both fought in the light heavyweight division in WBC.