Nicknamed Baby Bull, he was a previous unified WBA, WBO, and IBF light-weight champion from Houston. He proceeded to go 105-5 and received 4 globe championships as an novice. His organization Baby Bull LLC partnered with ESPN Deportes to create the radio display, THE INFANT Bull Display. He grew up with a sibling called Jose. He defeat Jose Cotto via unanimous decision to retain his WBA Globe Lightweight name in 2006.