He was an amateur champion having fought 114 bouts and losing only 3. These three losses were later avenged in later bouts. In 1947 he won the Southern Conference Heavyweight Championship. In 1948 he won the same title. In 1950 he was Most Outstanding Boxer at the Southern Intercollegiate Boxing Tournament.
He captained the Citadel Football and Boxing teams and was a member of the Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame. He was Boxing Commissioner in Charleston County for 15 years.
In 1950 he was selected for the “Who’s Who” in American Universities and Colleges. Now serving on the Committee for the Hibernian Society in Charleston, S.C., he is also a member of the Board of Directors and has served as President and Vice President of the Executive Association of Greater Charleston.
He has been nominated to the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.