December 16, 1962
On May 26, 1983, he defeated Alfredo Rivera by technical knockout in four rounds in Atlantic City.
won the world title
On May 26, 1983, in Atlantic City, he defeated Alfredo Rivera by technical knockout in four rounds and obtained the IBF lightweight title. On November 7, 1988, in Las Vegas, he knocked out Roger Mayweather in 12 rounds and won the WBC super lightweight belt. On October 1, 1991, in Providence, California, he defeated Gilbert Dele by technical knockout in 12 rounds and won the WBA junior middleweight belt. On December 28, 1999, in Aspen, Colorado, he effectively knocked out Dan Sherry in the 11th round and took the super middleweight title of the International Boxing Organization and on August 23, 1996, in Atlantic City, he defeated by technical knockout. in four rounds to Dana Rosenblatt and obtained the super middleweight belt of the World Boxing Union.
Lost His Title
He resigned from the IBF lightweight to go for the WBC super lightweight against Roger Mayweather and won it on November 7, 1988, which he did not defend because he was going to dispute the WBA super welterweight belt. He lost his super middleweight belts when he unsuccessfully contested for the IBF super middleweight title against Roy Jones.
On March 27, 2004, in Connecticut, he defeated Tocker Pudwill by decision in ten rounds.