Record: W 8, L 0, Draw 0, KO 7
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Joey moved West as a young boy where he had an idyllic childhood on a family ranch in Reno, NV. His father is a Navy Flight Surgeon, attached to a Marine Reconnaissance unit who has been serving in Afghanistan. His mother is a caring Italian-Catholic mother and also a nurse. His sister serves as his nutritionist, strength coach, endurance trainer and a key asset to his success. The family revolves around the men and Joey and his father are the heroes.
Joey began his boxing training later than most typically do, while attending college at the University of Nevada - Reno (UNR). He served as the team captain and won four NCAA Regional Championships and three NCAA National Championships. He had quite the college career beyond boxing - earning a BA in English Literature and minors in Political Science and Italian Studies. Additionally, he served in student government and was an active member in his fraternity (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) and the community.
Upon graduating from UNR, Joey enlisted in the Nevada Air National Guard and finished as the Top Academic Graduate. After spending a full year with the Nevada Air National Guard, he was placed on Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) while he earned a degree of higher education at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. He is licensed to practice law in Nevada, holds the IRR status until 2007 and is currently applying to serve out the remainder of his term as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer in either Reserve component of the Air Force or the Navy.
Joey has a perfect 8-0 Pro record and won't let up until he achieves his goals- to be the Junior Middleweight World Champion and to be a positive example for the sport of boxing.