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Ricardo López Record

Total Fights52
Title Wins4
Title Defenses23
Title-Fight KOs19
KO Wins38
KO Losses0
Ricardo López Record & Stats
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
“El Finito”
Jul 25, 1966
Jan 18, 1985
Title Fights
38 (73.1%)
165 cm
165 cm
Ape Index
0 cm
Last Fight
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Ricardo López' Record
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      What is Ricardo López' record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 16 years and eight months, Ricardo López fought 52 times with 51 wins, no losses, and 1 draw.

      López retired from professional boxing with an undefeated record of 51-0-1, which included four world-title wins and 23 successful title defense fights at two weight classes — strawweight and light-flyweight. He had a 73.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 38 of his total 52 fights being knockout wins, 19 of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 8th round KO victory over Zolani Petelo on September 29, 2001. López successfully defended the light-flyweight IBF title in this fight.

      Some of López' best fights and notable victories include wins over Ratanapol Sor Vorapin, Rosendo Álvarez, Alex Sánchez, Myung-Sup Park, Kitichai Preecha, Yamil Caraballo, and Surachai Saengmorakot.

      52Sep 29, 200135Zolani PeteloWin *KO8
      51Dec 2, 200034Ratanapol Sor VorapinWin *TKO3
      50Oct 2, 199933Will GrigsbyWin *UD
      49Nov 13, 199832Rosendo ÁlvarezWin *SD
      48Mar 7, 199831Rosendo ÁlvarezDraw *TD
      47Aug 23, 199731Alex SánchezWin *TKO5
      46Mar 29, 199730Mongkol CharoenWin *UD
      45Dec 7, 199630Myung-Sup ParkWin *TKO1
      44Nov 9, 199630Morgan NdumoWin *TKO6
      43Jun 29, 199629Kitichai PreechaWin *TKO3
      42Mar 16, 199629Edito “Ala” VillamorWin *TKO8
      41Apr 1, 199528Andy TabanasWin *TKO12
      40Dec 10, 199428Yamil CaraballoWin *TKO1
      39Nov 12, 199428Javier VarguezWin *TKO8
      38Sep 17, 199428Surachai SaengmorakotWin *TKO1
      37May 7, 199427Kermin GuardiaWin *UD
      36Dec 18, 199327Manny MelchorWin *KO11
      35Sep 19, 199327Toto PongsawangWin *TKO11
      34Jul 3, 199326Saman SorjaturongWin *TKO2
      33Jan 31, 199326Kwang-Soo OhWin *TKO9
      32Oct 11, 199226Rocky LinWin *TKO2
      31Aug 22, 199226Singprasert KittikasemWin *TKO5
      30Mar 16, 199225Pretty Boy LucasWin *UD
      29Dec 21, 199125Kyung-Yun LeeWin *UD
      28May 19, 199124Kimio HiranoWin *TKO8
      27Oct 25, 199024Hideyuki OhashiWin *TKO5
      26Jun 29, 199023Francisco MontielWinUD
      25Mar 15, 199023Jorge RiveraWinKO8
      24Nov 7, 198923Rey HernandezWinKO12
      23Aug 26, 198923Jose Luis ZepedaWinTKO7
      22Aug 4, 198923Raymundo Ricardo MendozaWinKO5
      21Jul 8, 198922Abel AndresWinKO2
      20May 30, 198922Jorge TorresWinKO8
      19May 6, 198922Javier JuarezWinUD
      18Jan 27, 198922Ubaldo GonzalezWinTKO6
      17Nov 12, 198822Ismael BenitezWinUD
      16Aug 27, 198822Evaristo MoralesWinKO5
      15Jul 30, 198822Fermin RiveraWinKO3
      14Aug 18, 198721Javier AlonsoWinUD
      13Jul 31, 198721Alex MolladoWinKO1
      12Apr 18, 198720Eduardo RamirezWinUD
      11Dec 8, 198620Herminio RamirezWinUD
      10Oct 6, 198620Jorge FloresWinKO2
      9Jul 28, 198620Herminio RamirezWinUD
      8May 1, 198619Santiago HuizarWinKO2
      7Mar 24, 198619Reyes MendezWinKO1
      6Aug 2, 198519Narciso PanchiWinKO5
      5Jun 27, 198518Manuel MartinezWinKO2
      4Mar 8, 198518Javier DominguezWinKO3
      3Feb 18, 198518Sebastian ReyesWinKO2
      2Feb 6, 198518Antonio ArciniegaWinKO2
      1Jan 18, 198518Rogelio HernandezWinKO3

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Ricardo López (El Finito) is a 57-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico on July 25, 1966. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. López was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2007. His professional boxing career spanned more than 16 years — from 1985 to 2001.

      López made his professional boxing debut against Rogelio Hernandez at the age of 18 on January 18, 1985, defeating Hernandez via 3rd round KO. He went on to win 46 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 35 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 24 on October 25, 1990 after 26 professional fights, against Hideyuki Ohashi for the strawweight WBC title. He defeated Ohashi via 5th round TKO to become the strawweight champion of the world.

      Ricardo López was a two-time unified strawweight world champion, and has won four world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about López' world title wins and defenses refer to "Ricardo López World Titles".

      López has never lost a fight in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a light-flyweight title defense bout against South African boxer Zolani Petelo on September 29, 2001. López won the fight via 8th round KO and defended his IBF title. It's been 22 years, 2 months, and 6 days since this fight.

      For a very detailed list López' fights refer to "All of Ricardo López' fights".


      López fought a total of 52 times during his professional career, which includes 26 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He was among the top boxers of his generation and put on some incredible fights in his fights. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • October 25, 1990: López wins his first world title by defeating Hideyuki Ohashi via 5th round TKO. He is now the WBC strawweight world champion.

      • July 3, 1993: López successfully defends the WBC strawweight title against Saman Sorjaturong, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • September 17, 1994: López successfully defends the WBC strawweight title against Surachai Saengmorakot, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • December 10, 1994: López successfully defends the WBC strawweight title against Yamil Caraballo, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • June 29, 1996: López successfully defends the WBC strawweight title against Kitichai Preecha, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • December 7, 1996: López successfully defends the WBC strawweight title against Myung-Sup Park, winning the fight via 1st round TKO.

      • August 23, 1997: López becomes a unified strawweight world champion by beating Alex Sánchez via 5th round TKO. He now holds the WBC and WBO strawweight world-champion belts.

      • November 13, 1998: López becomes a unified strawweight world champion by beating Rosendo Álvarez via 12 round split decision. He now holds the WBC and WBA strawweight world-champion belts.

      • December 2, 2000: López successfully defends the IBF light-flyweight title against Ratanapol Sor Vorapin, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • September 29, 2001: López successfully defends the IBF light-flyweight title against Zolani Petelo, winning the fight via 8th round KO.

      World Titles

      López was a two-weight-division world champion. He has held four world titles, one of which was a vacant title win, and the rest three were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      StrawweightWBA, WBC, WBO

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