Status: IBF Middleweight Champion. Former WBA and WBO Middleweight champion.

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 160

DOB: Jan. 31, 1979 In: Leverkusen, West Germany

Childhood Heroes: "Oscar De La Hoya."

Hobbies/Interests: "I like basketball. And I like fast auto cars."

Birth Name: Adnan Catic (Bosnian descent).

Favorite Movies: "No favorite movies. I don’t have favorite movies."

Early Boxing Memory: "My first title, German champion in ’95 when I was 16. We had three fights to the final. In the first fight I fight a former champion. I was very nervous but I beat him 18-1 on points."

Greatest Sports Moment: "When I win the world title. And when my manager told me I have the chance to fight against Oscar De La Hoya."

Most Painful Moment: "Olympic Games 2000. I lost quarterfinal to Jermain Taylor. Decision. I lost by three or four points."

Pre-Fight Feeling: "I think nothing. I’m just relaxed, I’m cool. I love to fight. This is the greatest thing in my life. I always want to fight."

First Job: "Boxing, always."

First Car: "BMW black."

Funny Boxing Memory: "Oh I saw a fighter in Germany in 1998. I watched a fight, he punched a guy in the stomach. And the opponent vomit – it was bananas. They stopped the fight, it was over."

Favorite Meal: "I like spaghetti, napoli."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Vanilla."

Worst Injury: "My hand operation after I broke my left hand. In 2002 against a guy from Nigeria or South Africa."

Favorite Boxers To Watch: "Bernard Hopkins. He has a lot of experience. He is always 100% on top when he goes into the ring. And he always uses new tactics for new fighters. You never can say he box the same. He always brings something new into the ring. Erik Morales. The Klitschkos."

Favorite Fights: "Vitali with Lennox. Bernard Hopkins with Felix Trinidad. Felix Trinidad with Vargas. Morales with Barrera. And Oscar De La Hoya with Quartey."

People Qualities Most Admired: "I like the truth. Strong character. If anybody lie to me, they are crazy. I like straight character, straight personality, clean cut."

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