WBO Welterweight and IBF Welterweight Champion. He compiled 28 knockouts in his career.
He was an accomplished wrestler in high school.
He beat the previously undefeated Alfredo Angulo by unanimous decision on May 30, 2009.
His mother died of cancer when he was a child.
He won the IBF Welterweight Championship, which was previously left vacant by Floyd Mayweather Jr.