American boxer who is a multiple-time world champion in both the welterweight and light welterweight classes,having held IBF, WBO and WBC titles. He is also a multiple-time U.S. national and New York Golden Glove champion.
He picked up boxing gloves for the first time at age 16. He had an exceptional amateur career, achieving a record of 110-5.
He was twice the victim of attempted armed robbery by a crew linked to rapper Fabolous.
He married a woman named Christina. He has 11 siblings, several of whom are also boxers.
He defeated Micky Ward to win the USBA interim light welterweight title.