Previous WBO light heavyweight world champ, along with the Western european, British isles and Commonwealth light heavyweight world champ. His initial professional fight emerged in July, 2005. He defeated journeyman Ernie Smith in four rounds on the Meadowbank Sports activities Middle in Edinburgh. He was honored the WBO name automagically after Jurgen Brahmer taken from the fight this year 2010. His dad Vince became his trainer. He was a stablemate and supporter of fellow boxer Joe Calzaghe.