Can somebody fill me in on this young gun?
At 21, he's already creeping up the rankings, appearing seemingly out of nowhere in the past few months with a knockout of Rene Dettweiler, and then of a fellow unbeaten Euro away from home.
Here I see a slow starter with a good right hand and valid instincts about finishing - sort of in the mold of nominal countryman Arthur Abraham. At 6'3" and averaging a fighting weight of 235, he is in decent shape and seems to box fairly well, so he would appear disciplined for his age compared to a lot of his contemporaries in the division.
Did he have a prolific amateur career? Does he train with any big names in Germany? Is he being hyped up over there or not expected to get much past the domestic level?