The 27 year-old former world amateur champion and 2008 Olympian turned professional in 2008 and became the WBO junior middleweight world champion with a 12-round split decision over 2004 United States Olympian Vanes Martirosyan.
He made one defense of the crown by stopping Brian Rose in 7 rounds on June 14, 2014.
He is coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Dario Fabian Pucheta onOctober 17th in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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