Eccentric boxer who became the first world champion from Saint Kitts and Nevis, and was a former WBA Lightweight Champion.
He fought his first professional match in 1980, beating Jesus Serrano via knockout in the first round.
He inspired rumors of practicing witchcraft, caused in part by his practice of walking into the ring with a snake around his neck.
He has a son named Shanoy.
He succeeded Ohio's Ray Mancini as the WBA Lightweight Champion in 1984.