January 16, 1984
On December 1, 2007, he knocked out Zsolt Vicze in two rounds, in Brcko, Bosnia.
won the world title
On October 3, 2015, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, he knocked out Argentine Lucas Martín Matthysse and obtained the vacant WBC super lightweight title.
Lost His Title
On July 23, 2016, in Las Vegas, he unified with Terrence Crowford, WBO super lightweight champion, and lost by unanimous decision.