World Boxing Hall of Famer and WBC Bantamweight Champion from 1983 to 1984. He compiled a career record of 56-10.
He began working out daily at a boxing gym at the age of 12.
He was considered a technical boxer rather than a power puncher, and fewer than half of his wins came via knockout.
He married his high school sweetheart, Roberta.
He and Argentine fighter Carlos Monzon are both members of the World Boxing Hall of Fame.