IBF lightweight titleholder who made his professional debut in November of 2012 against Eddie Corona who he defeated in two rounds. He captured the IBF lightweight title by split decision over Richard Commey.
In his amateur career, he finished with a record of 213-17. He was an alternate on the United States boxing team for the 2012 Olympics.
In his first 21 fights, he went undefeated. He won 14 of them by knockout and the rest by decision.
He was born in Toledo, Ohio.
He and Paul Spadafora both became IBF lightweight titleholders.