NABF, WBO, WBC, and WBA Light Middleweight Champion, 8-time National Champion and Golden Gloves Champion.
He was pulled out of public school during junior high and was home schooled thereafter.
He earned the nicknamed "Nightmare" after beating many of the nation's top-ranked fighters during the Olympic trials.
His father, Norik Martirosyan, was an Armenian boxer.
He beat future WBC Welterweight Champion Andre Berto as an amateur.