Nicknamed Baby Bull, he was a former unified WBA, WBO, and IBF lightweight champion from Houston.
He went 105-5 and won 4 world championships as an amateur.
His company Baby Bull LLC partnered with ESPN Deportes to produce the radio show, The Baby Bull Show.
He was raised with a brother named Jose.
He beat Jose Cotto via unanimous decision to retain his WBA World Lightweight title in 2006.