Date of birth
March 25, 1935
Date of death
February 1, 1985
On June 16, 1951, in Cebu, Philippines, he knocked out Kid Gonzaga in four rounds.
Won The World Title
On February 16, 1963, in Manila, he defeated Johnny Bizzarro by unanimous decision and snatched the super featherweight belts of the World Council and the World Boxing Association. The second time he won both WBA and WBC titles was on July 27, 1964, in Tokyo, when he defeated Japanese Teruo Kosaka by TKO in 12 rounds.
Lost His Title
In his second defense on February 15, 1964, in Manila, Carlos Ortiz technically knocked him out in 14 rounds. The second time he lost his titles was on November 28, 1966, at Madison Square Garden in New York, again against Carlos Ortiz, who coincidentally knocked him out in the 14th round, although effectively
On May 20, 1971, in Tokyo, Hiroyuki Murakami defeated him by decision in 1st rounds.