Former Middleweight Champ who compiled a profession record of 55-6-3, with wins more than such top-tier boxers seeing that Glucose Ray Robinson, Benny Paret and Florentino Fernandez. He was inspired to be an amateur boxer by upcoming supervisor Marv Jenson. He gained his debut combat by knocking out Charley Cato in the 4th round of the match in Sept, 1951. He previously two brothers, Don and Jay, who had been also boxers. He gained the globe middle weight name by upsetting boxing star Glucose Ray Robinson by decision in 1957.