Won the International Boxing Federation bantamweight name and defended it an archive 16 instances. He flipped professional in 1984 and was undefeated in his 1st 12 battles. He was inducted in to the International Boxing Hall of Popularity on July 14, 2009. His sibling is definitely fellow bantamweight champ Gaby Canizales. He experienced a 12-circular split decision reduction to WBA champ Wilfredo Vazquez in 1995.