WBO Globe Heavyweight Champ, NABF Heavyweight Champ, produced a splash by converting to kickboxing and MMA. He received the 1988 USA Amateur Championships like a Heavyweight. He defeated UFC Heavyweight Champ Tim Sylvia via knockout in 9 mere seconds, becoming the 1st man to defeat Sylvia by knockout. He was accused of striking his sweetheart in Fayetteville, NEW YORK in 1995. He dropped to Wladimir Klitschko on June 29, 2002, denying him the WBO Heavyweight name.