In 2000 he won the World Junior Championships against Boris Georgiev.
At the 2003 World Championships he lost in the semifinal to Mario Kindelan and won lightweight bronze.
In 2004 he won lightweight bronze at the European Championships. At the Olympics he lost his first match against Jong Sub-Baik. At the 2004 World University Boxing Championships he won the 64 kg title, the start of his competing at junior welterweight.
He qualified for the 2008 Olympics at Light-welterwweight by beating Lithuanian boxer Egidijus Kavaliauskas in the semi final of a European qualifying tournament. At the 2008 Olympics he lost his first bout 5:9 to Irish Johnny Joyce.