March 18, 1956
On September 23, 1977, in Tucson, Arizona, he knocked out Elías Rodríguez in three.
won the world title
On November 3, 1984, in New York, he knocked out Jaime Garza in one round and won the World Boxing Council super bantamweight title.
Lost His Title
In his second defense on August 18, 1985, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Guadalupe"Grillo"Pintor defeated him by unanimous decision in 12 rounds.
On March 22, 1997, in Miami, Wilfredo Negrón knocked him out in one round.
He was born in Mexicali, but went to live in Los Angeles, California, where he spent his entire professional career and became a US citizen.