Weight Class: Light welterweight/141 lbs
Hometown: Coram, N.Y.
Birthdate: October 30, 1985
Resides in: Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Coach: Jesse Revelo
Club name: U.S. Marine Corps
Began boxing: 2001
Children: Stephen (4), Ariyanah (2), Jamel, Jr. (1)
Career Highlight: 2010 World Military Games silver medalist, 2011 Armed Forces Champion and Olympic Trials Champion
Who is your biggest influence and why: My parents because of their my biggest fans and supporters.
How did you get involved in boxing: One of my best friends kept nagging me to come down to the gym so one day I finally gave in
What is your greatest strength in the ring: My Footwork and Speed
Did you ever play any other sports: Football, Basketball, and Track
What do you love most about boxing: The atmosphere during a bout and the traveling
What are your goals in and out of the ring: To be a better person everyday and win a world title
What is your favorite TV show: HBO 24/7
What is something interesting about you that most people don't know: I've been deployed to Iraq in 2005 and 2007
2012: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Champion
2011: Armed Forces Champion
2012: USA Boxing National Champion