Date of birth
August 8, 1986
On July 16, 2005, at Bolton Arena in Lancashire, United Kingdom, he knocked out David Bailey in one round.
Won The World Title
On July 18, 2009, in Lancashire, United Kingdom, he won a unanimous decision over Andriy Kotelnik and became the WBA super-lightweight champion. On July 23, 2011, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, he unified with Zab Judah, IBF Super Lightweight Champion, and defeated him by effective knockout in five rounds.
Lost His Title
On July 14, 2012, in Las Vegas, Danny Garcia snatched his titles from him, defeating him by TKO in four rounds.