Southpaw who won the IBF super lightweight title in January 2017, which improved his record to 17-0 at the time. He went on to retain the title in May 2017 in a 3-round KO against #1-ranked light heavyweight Liam Walsh.
He began training at the Upton Boxing Center in Baltimore, Maryland at age 5. In 2012, he won the National Golden Gloves championship after being a two-time National Junior Olympic gold medalist.
He won three straight National Silver Gloves amateur championships between 2006-2009. His IBF super lightweight title win came against Jose Pedraza.
He was originally raised in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of West Baltimore, Maryland.
His mentor and promoter has been boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather, Jr.