Fernandez turned pro in 1972 and captured the vacant WBC light welterweight title in 1974 with a split decision win over Lion Furuyama. He lost the belt the following year to Saensak Muangsurin by TKO, with Muangsurin setting a World record by becoming world champion in only his 3rd fight. They fought a rematch in 1977 with Muangsurin winning a decision. Fernandez retired in 1987.
|WBC Light Welterweight Champion
September 21, 1974 – July 15, 1975