Former Mexican boxer known as a hard-hitting body puncher who won the WBC featherweight title from Luisito Espinosa in 1999.
He scored a first-round KO in his first pro bout, which came against Francisco Galindo in 1986.
He became the first man to defeat Jose
He grew up in Lerdo, Durango, Mexico.
He lost his WBC featherweight title to Naseem Hamed in a 12-round unanimous decision in October, 1999.