Nicknamed "Freight Train", Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Champion, IBA Americas Heavyweight Champion.
He went 26-8 as an amateur before turning professional for Goossen in 2004.
He was involved in a controversial 2007 fight with T.J. Wilson where the referee stopped the match just 15 seconds in, declaring Wilson the victor.
His mother, Diann Walker, was a law clerk who raised him as a single parent.
He was the first fighter to knock down Chris Arreola in the ring.