Known as Aguacerito, he captured the WBA world lightweight title on May 29, 2010.
He made his professional debut on November 2, 1999, earning a draw against Reinaldo Blanco.
In his first 30 bouts, he compiled a record of 25-3-2.
He was born in Miranda, Venezuela.
He lost the WBA world lightweight title in his first defense, against Brandon Rios.