1996 Olympian who became a 3-time National Golden Gloves winner, IBA Lightweight Champion, and WBC Lightweight Champion.
He achieved a record of 26-0 before suffering his first defeat.
After retirement, he became involved in mentoring young people and was named Grand Marshall of the 26th Street Mexican Independence Parade.
He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
He lost a chance at the vacant WBC lightweight title by losing to Humberto Soto via unanimous decision in 2010.