Cuban-German boxer who became Ring Magazine World Cruiserweight Champion and IBF Cruiserweight Champion.
He boxed for the Cuban national team as a youngster and got silver at the Cadet World Championships.
He played Joe Louis in the 2010 German film Max Schmeling.
He has a son named Yoan Jr.
He beat Pennsylvania's Steve Cunningham in consecutive fights on October 1, 2011 and February 4, 2012.