Middleweight fighter who was the USA Mid American Middleweight Champion in 2009; former Midwestern Boxing Federation Middleweight Champion; known by the nickname Joy.
He had a successful amateur career where he was a 3-time Michigan Gold Gloves Champion.
On November 14, 2009, he lost a bout to Julio César Chávez Jr., but it was changed to a no-decision after Chavez Jr tested positive for drugs.
He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he began his career.
He joined a long list of successful boxers from Michigan, which includes Floyd Mayweather Jr.