Globe Boxing Hall of Famer and WBC Bantamweight Champ from 1983 to 1984. He put together a profession record of 56-10. He started training daily at a boxing fitness center at age 12. He was regarded a specialized boxer rather than power puncher, and less than half of his wins emerged via knockout. He wedded his senior high school sweetheart, Roberta. He and Argentine fighter Carlos Monzon are both associates of the Globe Boxing Hall of Popularity.