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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.
|52||Sep 29, 2001||35||Zolani Petelo||Win *||KO8|
|51||Dec 2, 2000||34||Ratanapol Sor Vorapin||Win *||TKO3|
|50||Oct 2, 1999||33||Will Grigsby||Win *||UD|
|49||Nov 13, 1998||32||Rosendo Álvarez||Win *||SD|
|48||Mar 7, 1998||31||Rosendo Álvarez||Draw *||TD|
|47||Aug 23, 1997||31||Alex Sánchez||Win *||TKO5|
|46||Mar 29, 1997||30||Mongkol Charoen||Win *||UD|
|45||Dec 7, 1996||30||Myung-Sup Park||Win *||TKO1|
|44||Nov 9, 1996||30||Morgan Ndumo||Win *||TKO6|
|43||Jun 29, 1996||29||Kitichai Preecha||Win *||TKO3|
|42||Mar 16, 1996||29||Edito “Ala” Villamor||Win *||TKO8|
|41||Apr 1, 1995||28||Andy Tabanas||Win *||TKO12|
|40||Dec 10, 1994||28||Yamil Caraballo||Win *||TKO1|
|39||Nov 12, 1994||28||Javier Varguez||Win *||TKO8|
|38||Sep 17, 1994||28||Surachai Saengmorakot||Win *||TKO1|
|37||May 7, 1994||27||Kermin Guardia||Win *||UD|
|36||Dec 18, 1993||27||Manny Melchor||Win *||KO11|
|35||Sep 19, 1993||27||Toto Pongsawang||Win *||TKO11|
|34||Jul 3, 1993||26||Saman Sorjaturong||Win *||TKO2|
|33||Jan 31, 1993||26||Kwang-Soo Oh||Win *||TKO9|
|32||Oct 11, 1992||26||Rocky Lin||Win *||TKO2|
|31||Aug 22, 1992||26||Singprasert Kittikasem||Win *||TKO5|
|30||Mar 16, 1992||25||Pretty Boy Lucas||Win *||UD|
|29||Dec 21, 1991||25||Kyung-Yun Lee||Win *||UD|
|28||May 19, 1991||24||Kimio Hirano||Win *||TKO8|
|27||Oct 25, 1990||24||Hideyuki Ohashi||Win *||TKO5|
|26||Jun 29, 1990||23||Francisco Montiel||Win||UD|
|25||Mar 15, 1990||23||Jorge Rivera||Win||KO8|
|24||Nov 7, 1989||23||Rey Hernandez||Win||KO12|
|23||Aug 26, 1989||23||Jose Luis Zepeda||Win||TKO7|
|22||Aug 4, 1989||23||Raymundo Ricardo Mendoza||Win||KO5|
|21||Jul 8, 1989||22||Abel Andres||Win||KO2|
|20||May 30, 1989||22||Jorge Torres||Win||KO8|
|19||May 6, 1989||22||Javier Juarez||Win||UD|
|18||Jan 27, 1989||22||Ubaldo Gonzalez||Win||TKO6|
|17||Nov 12, 1988||22||Ismael Benitez||Win||UD|
|16||Aug 27, 1988||22||Evaristo Morales||Win||KO5|
|15||Jul 30, 1988||22||Fermin Rivera||Win||KO3|
|14||Aug 18, 1987||21||Javier Alonso||Win||UD|
|13||Jul 31, 1987||21||Alex Mollado||Win||KO1|
|12||Apr 18, 1987||20||Eduardo Ramirez||Win||UD|
|11||Dec 8, 1986||20||Herminio Ramirez||Win||UD|
|10||Oct 6, 1986||20||Jorge Flores||Win||KO2|
|9||Jul 28, 1986||20||Herminio Ramirez||Win||UD|
|8||May 1, 1986||19||Santiago Huizar||Win||KO2|
|7||Mar 24, 1986||19||Reyes Mendez||Win||KO1|
|6||Aug 2, 1985||19||Narciso Panchi||Win||KO5|
|5||Jun 27, 1985||18||Manuel Martinez||Win||KO2|
|4||Mar 8, 1985||18||Javier Dominguez||Win||KO3|
|3||Feb 18, 1985||18||Sebastian Reyes||Win||KO2|
|2||Feb 6, 1985||18||Antonio Arciniega||Win||KO2|
|1||Jan 18, 1985||18||Rogelio Hernandez||Win||KO3|
* World-title fight
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.
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 Division||World Titles Held|
|Strawweight||WBA, WBC, WBO|