Welterweight and middleweight globe champ who compiled a 56-16-7 record with 27 knockouts in his profession. He started his profession on November 24, 1948, securing a 3rd circular knockout; he was back the band for his second battle just five times later. He 1st became world champ on June 10, 1955, knocking out welterweight globe champ Tony DeMarco in the 12th circular, in what became a vintage fight. He previously four kids with Jose Basilio, whom he was wedded to until his loss of life. His most well-known fight happened on Sept 23, 1957, when he defeated Sugars Ray Robinson inside a 15-circular decision to earn the middleweight globe title.