February 13, 1987
On November 9, 2012, in Indio, California, he defeated Luis Rivera by unanimous decision in four rounds.
won the world title
On June 18, 2016 in Chicago, he defeated Juan Carlos Payano by majority decision and won the WBA and OIB bantamweight sash.
Lost His Title
In his first defense, on February 10, 2017, at Huntington Center, Toledo, Zhanat Zhakiyanov defeated him by majority decision.