Former lightweight and welterweight boxer who was known for fighting effectively orthodox and southpaw, switching between the stances during a bout to disrupt his opponent.
Michigan trainer Napoleon Lark saw Burton get jumped by three boys with a baseball bat. He stopped the fight, offered to train Burton to box, and eventually became his legal guardian.
He earned a spot on the 1996 Olympic boxing team but declined to participate.
His cousin Marcellus Brown was a seven-foot-tall heavyweight fighter.
After knocking out Angel Manfredy in 2003, he challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. to fight, but the match never happened.