International Boxing Hall of Famer, WBA and The Ring Featherweight Champion during the 80's.
His first professional fight resulted in a four-round knockout win over Julio Garcia on December 1, 1973.
He defended his Featherweight title 19 times, setting a record for that weight division.
His cousin, Rafael Pedroza, was a Junior Bantamweight Champion.
He defeated Hall of Famer Ruben Olivares via 12th-round knockout.