Deejay grew up in South Africa, practicing the "family sport" of boxing with his uncle, and brother. He quickly climbed to international success, winning WBC and IBF titles. He moved to Las Vegas to follow opportunities in the place he calls the heart of the sport.
Always patient and easygoing, Deejay is a positive presence around the gym. As an active pro ﬁghter, he loves to share his passion for the sport with newcomers and is always happy to oﬀer advice to up-and-coming boxers.