Boxer known by his nickname The Artist, he gained fame as the winner of three East Coast titles, the 2003 Silver Gloves championship, and the 2008 National Golden Gloves title.
He finished his amateur career in 2007 with a record of 112 wins to 10 losses before he entered his professional career in 2008.
He earned 11 knockouts in his first 27 professional bouts.
His cousin Alex Perez is also a renowned boxer.
He has faced off against fellow boxer Miguel Acosta.