Weight class: Light welterweight/141lbs
Hometown: Washington DC
Birthdate: January 12, 1993
Coach’s name: Buck (My Father)
Club name: Dream Team Boxing Gym
School: Westlake High School
Began boxing: 2003
Occupation: Full-Time Student At Westlake High School
Career highlights: 2005 National Silver Glove Champion. 2009 JO National Champion, 2010 USA Boxing National Championships Silver Medalist, 2010 National PAL Bronze Medalist
Who has been your biggest influence and why: My father has been my biggest influence because he has been their every step of the way as both my father and my trainer. He saw something in me even when I didn’t see it in myself and now all the hard work is paying off
How did you get involved in boxing: I got involved in boxing when my older brother started boxing and I thought it was easy so I decided to join. Me and my step brother joined the gym shortly after my brother began boxing and we soon realized that it was harder than it looked.
What is your greatest strength in the ring: My biggest strength in the ring is my speed and intelligence. Speed kills and if you can outsmart your opponent, then that’s another advantage
Did you ever play any other sports: I played football for two years and played basketball for a year
What do you love most about boxing: I love to travel and meet new people, it allows me to expand outside of one area
What are your goals in and out of the ring: My goals in the ring are to become Light Welterweight Champion of the world along the way becoming a 2012 Olympian. My goal out of the ring is to become a certified public accountant.
What is your favorite TV show: Entourage
What are your hobbies outside of boxing: Outside of boxing I enjoy watching the National Geographic Wild Channel. I also like to play basketball and bowl.
What is something interesting about you that most people don’t know: When I first walked in the gym I was 10 years old weighting 110lbs. Another thing is I was a Safety Patrol Officer in Elementary School
USA Boxing National Championships: won on retirement over, Dahlton Cordeiro Silva, Kahului, Hawaii, in the second round; dec. Manuel Lopez Jr, Centennial, Colo., 24-12, in the quarterfinals; lost on disqualification to Semayja Thomas, Chicago, Ill., in the semifinals;