Considered by some to be the best Spanish boxer in history, he was both a EBU Light Middleweight Champion and WBA Middleweight Champion.
He beat Angel Diez in six rounds in his first professional fight on July 22, 1988.
He won four consecutive fights via TKO from May 2003 to June 2004.
His family is from Madrid, Spain.
He lost his WBC Light Middleweight title to Oscar De La Hoya via unanimous decision on June 23, 2001.