NABF light heavyweight champion and IBF super middleweight champion, who has been ranked amongst the top 5 super middleweights.
He won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Amateur Boxing Championships as an amateur.
He defended his IBF super middleweight title for the eighth straight time against Frenchman Jean-Paul Mendy, in 2011.
He is known to have dated Elena Aprozeanu.
He and Brandon Gonzales are both superb super middleweight fighters.