Became a high 5 ranked pound for pound boxer on the planet and held the WBC Latino, WBO Latino, and WBC Middleweight game titles. He competed in the 1997 Globe Novice Championships to generate his 39-2 amateur boxing profession record. He received Fighter of the entire year and Knockout of the entire year honors this year 2010. He grew up with a mature brother called Hugo Jr. along with a younger brother called Sebastian. He defeated Julio Chavez by unanimous decision to earn the WBC Middleweight name in 2012.