April 12, 1961
On July 27, 1979, in Montería, Colombia, he defeated Wilfredo Ruiz by decision in six rounds.
won the world title
On August 9, 1985, at the Tamiami Fairgrounds Auditorium, Miami, Florida, he wrested the WBC bantamweight title from Mexican Daniel Zaragoza, winning by unanimous decision in 12 rounds.
Lost His Title
In his eighth defense, the Mexican Raúl “Jíbaro” Pérez defeated him by unanimous decision, in Las Vegas, and snatched the WBC bantamweight belt from him.
He announced his retirement after the June 19, 1993, Puerto Rican Rafael Del Valle defeated him by decision, when he disputed the WBO bantamweight title.