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Tony Lopez Record

Total Fights59
Title Wins3
Title Defenses6
Title-Fight KOs3
KO Wins34
KO Losses4
Tony Lopez Record & Stats
Sacramento, California, U.S.
“The Tiger”
Feb 24, 1963
May 3, 1983
Title Fights
34 (57.6%)
168 cm
183 cm
Ape Index
15 cm
Last Fight
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Tony Lopez' Record
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      What is Tony Lopez' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 15 years and nine months, Tony Lopez fought 59 times with 50 wins, 8 losses, and 1 draw.

      Lopez retired from professional boxing with a record of 50-8-1, which included three world-title wins and six successful title defense fights at two weight classes — super-featherweight and lightweight. He had a 57.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 34 of his total 59 fights being knockout wins, three of which were in title fights. Lopez suffered four knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 1st round TKO defeat to Hector Quiroz on February 20, 1999.

      Some of Lopez' best fights and notable victories include wins over Rocky Lockridge, John John Molina, Jorge Paez, Dingaan Thobela, Greg Haugen, and Tony Pep.

      59Feb 20, 199935Hector QuirozLossTKO1
      58Sep 26, 199835Jaime OceguedaWinTKO3
      57May 21, 199835Horatio GarciaWinUD
      56Mar 27, 199835Agustin CaballeroWinUD
      55Aug 9, 199734Juan Yoani CervantesWinUD
      54May 30, 199734Wilberforce KiggunduWinTKO9
      53Mar 26, 199633Charles MurrayLossUD
      52Aug 12, 199532Freddie PendletonLossTKO8
      51Dec 10, 199431Julio Cesar ChavezLoss *TKO10
      50Jun 25, 199431Greg HaugenWinTKO10
      49Dec 18, 199330Amancio CastroWinTKO2
      48Oct 16, 199330Larry LaCoursiereWinTKO5
      47Jun 26, 199330Dingaan ThobelaLoss *UD
      46Feb 12, 199329Dingaan ThobelaWin *UD
      45Oct 24, 199229Joey GamacheWin *TKO11
      44Jun 30, 199229Andres SandovalWinTKO2
      43Apr 24, 199229Narciso Valenzuela RomoWinKO2
      42Nov 15, 199128Ditau MolefyaneWinTKO8
      41Sep 13, 199128Brian MitchellLoss *UD
      40Jul 12, 199128Lupe GutierrezWin *TKO6
      39Mar 15, 199128Brian MitchellDraw *SD
      38Sep 22, 199027Jorge PaezWin *UD
      37May 20, 199027John John MolinaWin *SD
      36Mar 30, 199027Sylvester KennonWinTKO2
      35Oct 7, 198926John John MolinaLoss *TKO10
      34Jun 18, 198926Tyrone JacksonWin *TKO8
      33Mar 5, 198926Rocky LockridgeWin *UD
      32Oct 27, 198825John John MolinaWin *UD
      31Jul 23, 198825Rocky LockridgeWin *UD
      30Mar 25, 198825Tony PepWinTKO3
      29Dec 16, 198724Gerardo VelasquezWinTKO3
      28Sep 25, 198724Ramon RicoWinKO3
      27Sep 1, 198724Ramon RicoLossDQ
      26Jul 1, 198724Pedro NolascoWinTKO8
      25May 21, 198724Pedro NolascoWinTKO10
      24Feb 15, 198723Tommy CordovaWinUD
      23Dec 5, 198623Heriberto ChavezWinTKO2
      22Nov 7, 198623Roberto CantuWinTKO3
      21Sep 27, 198623Rigoberto GarciaWinTKO4
      20Aug 26, 198623Cesar ZepedaWinTKO3
      19Jul 20, 198623Tim BrooksWinUD
      18Jun 5, 198623Arnel ArrozalWinKO2
      17Mar 3, 198623Roberto CantuWinUD
      16Dec 18, 198522Adam GarciaWinPTS
      15Oct 4, 198522Roman AlmaguerWinTKO3
      14Aug 15, 198522Dave De La RosaWinTKO3
      13Jun 18, 198522J T WalkerWinTKO4
      12Apr 2, 198522Mariano BautistaWinTKO4
      11Aug 3, 198421Tim BrooksWinUD
      10Apr 3, 198421Sam EspinosaWinTKO4
      9Mar 6, 198421Guillermo RojasWinTKO2
      8Nov 29, 198320Juan TorresWinRTD3
      7Nov 15, 198320Ruben PeralesWinKO1
      6Nov 1, 198320Juan RiveraWinTKO1
      5Aug 9, 198320Leo BenitezWinUD
      4Jul 12, 198320Gerald IssackWinUD
      3Jun 28, 198320Joe CruzWinKO4
      2Jun 21, 198320Edgar AcostaWinKO1
      1May 3, 198320Juan RodriguezWinTKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Tony Lopez (The Tiger) is a 61-year old retired American professional boxer. He was born in Sacramento, California, U.S. on February 24, 1963. He is a former two-weight-class world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 15 years — from 1983 to 1999.

      Lopez made his professional boxing debut against Juan Rodriguez at the age of 20 on May 3, 1983, defeating Rodriguez via 1st round TKO. He went on to win 25 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 18 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on July 23, 1988 after 30 professional fights, against Rocky Lockridge for the super-featherweight IBF title. He defeated Lockridge via 12 round unanimous decision to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.

      Lopez has won three world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Lopez' world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Lopez had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Hector Quiroz on February 20, 1999. Lopez lost the fight via 1st round TKO. It's been 25 years and 12 days since this fight.


      Lopez had a total of 14 world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and seven successful title defenses. He won nine of these fights, lost four, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Tony Lopez fought for world titles in five fights and won three of these fights, winning one of them via way of stoppage. In total, he won three belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Oct 24, 1992Joey GamacheLightweightWBATKO
      May 20, 1990John John MolinaSuper-featherweightIBFSD
      Jul 23, 1988Rocky LockridgeSuper-featherweightIBFUD

      Title Defenses

      Tony Lopez had 10 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — super-featherweight (x8) and lightweight (x2). He won seven of them and lost three times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Feb 12, 1993Dingaan ThobelaLightweightWBAUD
      Jul 12, 1991Lupe GutierrezSuper-featherweightIBFTKO
      Mar 15, 1991Brian MitchellSuper-featherweightIBFSD (draw)
      Sep 22, 1990Jorge PaezSuper-featherweightIBFUD
      Jun 18, 1989Tyrone JacksonSuper-featherweightIBFTKO
      Mar 5, 1989Rocky LockridgeSuper-featherweightIBFUD
      Oct 27, 1988John John MolinaSuper-featherweightIBFUD

      Title Losses

      Tony Lopez lost three world-title defense fights, and lost a total of three titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 26, 1993Dingaan ThobelaLightweightWBAUD
      Sep 13, 1991Brian MitchellSuper-featherweightIBFUD
      Oct 7, 1989John John MolinaSuper-featherweightIBFTKO


      Lopez fought a total of 59 times during his professional career, which includes 14 world-title fights at three weight divisions. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • July 23, 1988: Lopez wins his first world title by defeating Rocky Lockridge via 12 round unanimous decision. He is now the IBF super-featherweight world champion.

      • March 5, 1989: Lopez successfully defends the IBF super-featherweight title against Rocky Lockridge, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • May 20, 1990: Lopez wins the IBF super-featherweight title from John John Molina, by beating Molina via 12 round split decision.

      • September 22, 1990: Lopez successfully defends the IBF super-featherweight title against Jorge Paez, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • February 12, 1993: Lopez successfully defends the WBA lightweight title against Dingaan Thobela, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • June 25, 1994: Tony Lopez beats Greg Haugen via 10th round TKO.


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