- 1975 National AAU Heavyweight Champion
- 1976 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion, beating future pro champs John Tate and Greg Page en route.
- As an underage 15 year old, made it to the finals of both the 1974 National Golden Gloves and the National AAU tournaments.He lost to Leon Spinks in AAU final, and future Tyson trainer Bobby Stewart in the Golden Gloves final.
- Won 1974 North American championships.
- Beat Marvin Stinson, who won the 1976 National AAU Heavyweight Championship.