Professional boxer who has won several titles including the WBO NABA Bantamweight in 2007, the IBF bantamweight in 2011 and the WBC featherweight title in 2013, though losing it later that year to Jhonny González.
He won his professional debut fight against Luis Malave, claiming the win in a TKO in the second round.
He has a large following on Twitter with more than 60,000 fans.
He has a brother named Abisai who is a fellow boxer. He married Nathalie Mares.
In 2010 he beat Vic Darchinyan in a split decision.