Olanda grew up in Sumter SC, where he began boxing for the Sumter Optimist Boxing Club. He boxed for the Sumter club through high school winning several titles. After high school he joined the Army boxing team. While in the army, he won the All Army championship from 1995-1998. He won the Armed Forces championship 5 times from 1995-1999. He won 2 USA titles at light heavyweight in 1998 and 2000. He won 2 national PAL titles, 1 at heavyweight in 1998 and 1 at light heavyweight in 1999. He placed 3rd at the 1996 Olympic trials. He won a silver medal at the 1998 Goodwill games. Olanda made the 2000 Olympic team in the light heavyweight division where he lost in the second round of the Olympic games. Olanda competed in Dual Meets: USA vs. Russia, USA vs. England. USA vs. Mexico, USA vs. Cuba, USA vs. Ireland, and USSA vs. Ukraine. He turned pro and, after two wins and no losses, decided to retire in 2002. Olanda now resides in Charlotte, NC.