Became a top 5 ranked pound for pound boxer in the world and held the WBC Latino, WBO Latino, and WBC Middleweight titles.
He competed at the 1997 World Amateur Championships to earn his 39-2 amateur boxing career record.
He received Fighter of the Year and Knockout of the Year honors in 2010.
He was raised with an older brother named Hugo Jr. and a younger brother named Sebastián.
He defeated Julio César Chávez Jr. by unanimous decision to win the WBC Middleweight title in 2012.