December 16, 1945
On November 2, 1959, in Atotonilco, Jalisco, he knocked out Javier García in one round.
won the world title
On November 10, 1972, in Los Angeles, he defeated Erubey"Chango"Carmona by technical stoppage in 11 rounds and won the World Boxing Council lightweight title.
Lost His Title
In his third defense on April 11, 1974, in Tokyo, Japan, local Guts Ishimatsu knocked him out in eight rounds.
On November 28, 1974, in Osaka, he was knocked out in 12 rounds by Guts Ishimatsu, in a rematch for the WBC lightweight title.