April 17, 1968
On October 18, 1990, in Birmingham, he technically knocked out Kevin Hayde in three rounds.
won the world title
On March 27, 1998, in Shropshire, United Kingdom, he defeated Thulani Malinga by unanimous decision to become the WBC super middleweight champion.
Lost His Title
In his third defense, on October 23, 1999, in Shropshire, UK, Markus Beyer defeated him by unanimous decision.
On December 16, 2000, Joe Calzaghe knocked him out in ten rounds, when he challenged for the WBO super middleweight title.