June 11, 2012, 5:58 p.m. (ET)

Weight Class: Welterweight/152 pounds/69 kg

Height: 5-9 Coach's Name: Derrick James

Club Name: Maple Avenue Boxing

Club Began Boxing: 2005

Who has been your biggest influence and why: My mother

How did you get involved in boxing: My dad and watching De La Hoya.

What is your greatest strength in the ring: Speed

Did you ever play any other sport: Football, baseball, basketball

Twitter: @Tha_Truth2012

THREE-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION

2012 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS CHAMPION

2008: U.S. Future Stars National Championships, dec. Wesley Padilla, Rock Springs, Wyo., 17-7, in the preliminaries; dec.Glen Tapia, Passaic, N.J., 13-10; dec. Leandre White, Detroit, Mich., 14-2, in the quarterfinals; lost by points to Greg Carter, Waterbury, Conn., +9-9, in the semifinals, Under 19 National Championships, dec. Travis Peterkin, 9-4 in quarterfinals; stopped Daniel Thomas, Concord, Calif. RET-2 (2:00) in semifinals; dec. Juan Healdez, Las Vegas, Nev., 10-5 in finals for 1st, 1st AIBA Youth World Championships,  dec. Alex Theran, COL, 11-4 in preliminaries; dec. Makarov Taras, UKR, 15-1 in preliminaries; lost on points to Boturjon Mahmudov, UZB, 11-4 in preliminaries

2009: U.S. National Championships, dec. Eduardo Alicea, Cleveland, OH, 7-2 in the finals

2011: USA Boxing National Championships:  1st place, dec. Darwin Price Jr., Grambling, La., 10-3, in the second round; stopped Boston Salmon, Waianae, Hawaii, RSC-2, 2:49, in the quarterfinals; dec. Willie Jones, Charlotte, N.C., 21-12, in the semi finals; dec. Thomas Duquette, Waltham, Mass., 23-12, in the finals.   

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