He stands 6ft 9in and has five children, so Tyson Fury could rightfully claim to be boxing's Big Daddy, had that nom de guerre not already been nabbed by the esteemed late British wrestler Shirley Crabtree.
He may sound like a French pop singer, but there is only one hit parade that Daniel Dubois aims to top - the heavyweight championship of the world.
The late Sir Henry Cooper, Britain's most loved boxing figure, is finally to be honoured with a statue, a rarity among sporting personalities.
This week marks my 65th year in journalism, something which one might say is to be commiserated rather than celebrated. However, it has been a fascinating journey, to say the least, a helter-skelter of a ride through this sporting life alongside characters distinguished from the fatuous to the famous.