Known as Magic Man, he has held the IBF Light Welterweight and WBA Welterweight Championship titles.
He made his professional debut on July 7, 2001, earning a TKO over Thadeus Parker.
He won his first 21 professional fights.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York.
A Showtime documentary called "Magic Man" showed his life leading up to a heavily anticipated fight with Miguel Cotto, which ended up being his first professional loss.