- Outpointed over six rounds by Sugar Ray Leonard on May 14, 1977. It was Leonard's second professional fight.
- Stopped future WBC Super Lightweight Champion Leroy Haley in twelve rounds to win the NABF Junior Welterweight Championship on February 2, 1979.
- Outpointed Art McKnight over twelve rounds to win the vacant USBA Junior Welterweight Championship on September 19, 1979.
- Outpointed future WBO Welterweight Champion Manning Galloway over twelve rounds to win the Ohio State Junior Welterweight Championship on January 8, 1981.