Retired boxer who won a gold medal in the Super Heavyweight division at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He was also the U.S. Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion from 1981 to 1982.
He was a basketball player at West Philadelphia High School.
He competed on the fifth season of American Gladiators against Olympic skier Bill Johnson.
He married a woman named Linda, with whom he has a son named Tyrell Jr.
He defeated James Tillis via unanimous decision in January 1986.