Date of birth
August 10, 1949
September 14, 1972, in Los Angeles, beat Javier Martínez by points in four rounds
Won The World Title
On June 22, 1976, in London, after defeating John H Stracey by technical knockout in 12 rounds, he won the world welterweight title.
Lost His Title
On January 14, 1979, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wilfredo Benítez defeated him by decision.
On May 30, 1998, in Los Angeles, he lost on points to Wilfredo Rivera