One of the area’s finest amateur boxers, McInnis’s career has been distinguished both in and out of the boxing ring. A success in a number of business ventures, McInnis has been highly involved in area politics and as a civic leader. For nine years, he has served as a member of the Democratic Party’s State Executive Council for four years. His boxing career lists 105 wins, 13 losses and 3 draws, fighting mostly for North Carolina mills teams and in Golden Gloves competition. He won five amateur boxing championships in three different weight classes. While attending Cannon High School in Kannapolis, McInnis became enthralled in the boxing action at the local YMCA. He went on to be a member of the University of Maryland boxing team and distinguished himself by posting the highest grade point average of all players engaged in sports at the university his senior year.