Retired boxer who became an U.S. Amateur Champion and IBA Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion. He was forced to retire in 2007 after a fight with Eddie Chambers resulted in severe damage to his retina.
He worked as a banker and earned a degree in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He earned the nickname "The Boxing Banker" after appearing in a Bank of America ad in which he was referred to as such.
He has been married and has a daughter.
He defeated Uzbekistan's Timur Ibragimov to win the WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight title in June 2006.