January 6, 1987
On January 20, 2006, in Guadalajara, he lost a majority decision to Saúl"Canelo"Álvarez.
won the world title
On August 14, 2010, in Laredo, Texas, he won a unanimous decision against Korean Ji-Hoon Kim and became the lightweight champion of the International Boxing Federation (IBF).
Lost His Title
On September 13, 2014 in what was his seventh defense, in Las Vegas, the American Mickey Bey defeated him by majority decision and stripped him of the IBF lightweight title.