November 23, 1988
On November 9, 2007, in Tampa, Florida, USA, he defeated Kensky Rodney by technical knockout in one round.
won the world title
On July 27, 2013, at the AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA, he effectively knocked out Diego Gabriel Chaves in ten rounds and seized the interim WBA welterweight title. The absolute title of the WBA was obtained on March 7, 2015, by defeating Robert"The Gost"Guerrero by unanimous decision, in Las Vegas. On March 4, 2017, he unified his title with Danny García, at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn and defeated him by majority decision to stay with the WBC welterweight belt.
Lost His Title
He relinquished the WBC welterweight title, after his victory over Danny Garcia. In his tenth defense of the WBA welterweight title, on July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas, Mann Pacquiao defeated him by decision and took the championship from him.