Boxer who captured both the WBA (Super) and IBF light welterweight titles in 2011. In 2017, he became a two-weight champion, taking home the WBA (Regular) welterweight title.
He had a troubled childhood, becoming homeless at age 10. During this time, he was taken under the wing of boxing coach Barry Hunter.
He became the U.S. Golden Gloves lightweight champion in 2001.
His younger brother is fellow boxer Anthony Peterson.
He defeated Kendall Holt via technical knockout to retain his IBF light welterweight title in February 2013.