Former holder of the British welterweight and WBO Intercontinental title. He was one of the world's top welterweights.
His first professional fight was a 6-round victory over Peter Buckley in 2004.
He was voted Britain's Young Boxer of the Year by the Boxing Writer's Club in 2009.
He had a daughter with a woman named Lindsey.
He and Manny Pacquiao have both been ranked among the world's top 5 welterweights.