November 28, 1951
Date of death
September 7, 2016
On April 17, 1972, at the Forum in Inglewood, California, he knocked out José Antonio Rosa in five rounds.
won the world title
The vacant World Boxing Council featherweight title was won on September 7, 1974, at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, by defeating Alfredo Marcano by technical knockout in nine rounds. The WBC super featherweight won it on December 11, 1982, by defeating Mexican Rafael"bazooka"Limón by unanimous decision, at the Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California.
Lost His Title
The two titles were lost administratively
On February 2, 1988, after his unanimous decision win with Bobby Jones, in Orlando, Florida.