He was the planet Colored Heavyweight Champ from Feb 23, 1883, until August 24, 1888. He started boxing as a youngster when he began employed in Boston. He was known for mainly fighting boxers which were heavier than he was. He was created in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Isle, Canada, but still left for Boston being a boy to get function. In 1881 he notably got a bare-knuckled combat planned with John Lawrence Sullivan, however the police held it from taking place.