He was a light middleweight fighter who won the Southern England Area title, the British title, and the European Boxing Union title.
He was a painter and a decorator at the beginning of his career, to help supplement his fighting income.
He finished his career with a record of 30-9-2, but after his retirement he continued to fight as an unlicensed boxer.
He was born and raised in Penge, England.
A month after he won the British title, he lost in the first round of a fight against Buster Drayton, a sparring partner of Marvin Hagler.