April 26, 1974
On January 17, 1989, in Las Vegas, he won a four-round unanimous decision over Marcos Covarrubias.
won the world title
On February 19, 1994, in Inglewood, California, he defeated Freddie Pendleton by unanimous decision to win the International Boxing Federation lightweight title.
Lost His Title
In his third defense, on May 6, 1995 in Las Vegas, in the unification fight with Óscar De La Hoya, WBO lightweight champion, he lost by technical knockout in two rounds, at minute 43 seconds.
On August 8, 1999, in Las Vegas, he won a decision over Hicklet Lau.