3 June 1967
He served an apprenticeship as a plasterer and joined a boxing club at age 14.
About Sven Ottke
Nicknamed "The Phantom", IBF/WBA Super Middleweight Champion who went undefeated and defended his title 21 times.
He had a costly divorce from his ex-wife Gabi.
Friends and colleagues
He defeated Anthony Mundine via knockout to retain his IBF Super Middleweight title.
He was just the third European boxer to retire as an undefeated world champion.