Military Amateur Boxing, 1982- Began amateur boxing career while in he US Army where he had 5 novice fights with a 3-2 record. The first fight was against the Puerto Rico Light Heavyweight as he won.
Collegiate Amateur Boxing, 1986- At State of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Open Division-3 for 3 wins by TKO.
At the Regional Championships he won 3 fights- He now has a 6-2 amateur record.
The 1986 National Championships Tournament he advances with three straight wins then loses the fourth fight. Now with a 9-3 record he is ranked in the top ten nationally.
Olympic Amateur Boxing, Team USA boxing recruited him to box and as part of the US Olympic Boxing Team he took on Ireland and won. And then he went to Canada and won.