Veteran became the undisputed middleweight champ by keeping the WBO, WBC, WBA as well as the Band tournament belts. He received an Olympic bronze medal in 2000 before turning professional in the same yr. He proceeded to go undefeated during his first 28 battles before dropping to Kelly Pavlik in 2007. He offers three daughters with wife Erica Taylor. He previously consecutive wins over Bernard Hopkins by decision in 2005.