He won a silver medal at welterweight at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and won the WBC International Super Middleweight title in 2013.
He represented Rotunda ABC as an amateur.
He turned pro in October 2012.
He was born in Liverpool, England. His brothers Liam, Paul and Stephen all became professional boxers as well.
He just missed qualifying for the 2012 Olympics; soccer midfielder Joe Allen represented Great Britain at the games.