Ricardo Lopez

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One of the few fighters to retire undefeated as a world champion, '''Ricardo Lopez''', who fought on many pay-per-view broadcasts, retired with a 51-0-1 (38 KOs) record. His eight-round [[Ricardo Lopez vs. Rosendo Alvarez (1st meeting)|technical draw]] against [[Rosendo Alvarez]], was avenged in their [[Ricardo Lopez vs. Rosendo Alvarez (2nd meeting)|rematch]] eight months later.  
 
One of the few fighters to retire undefeated as a world champion, '''Ricardo Lopez''', who fought on many pay-per-view broadcasts, retired with a 51-0-1 (38 KOs) record. His eight-round [[Ricardo Lopez vs. Rosendo Alvarez (1st meeting)|technical draw]] against [[Rosendo Alvarez]], was avenged in their [[Ricardo Lopez vs. Rosendo Alvarez (2nd meeting)|rematch]] eight months later.  
  
He was inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] and the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2007, his first year of eligibility.
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He was inducted into the [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] and the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2007, his first year of eligibility  
 
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Lopez was voted the "World's Greatest Ever Flyweight" in 2009 from a fan poll on greatestever.com
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Revision as of 21:32, 15 December 2009

Ricardo 'Finito' Lopez
Class of 2007
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click

Name: Ricardo Lopez
Alias: Finito
Birth Name: Ricardo López Nava
Born: 1966-07-25
Birthplace: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican
Hometown: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 5″   /   165cm
Reach: 65″   /   165cm
Boxing Record: click


One of the few fighters to retire undefeated as a world champion, Ricardo Lopez, who fought on many pay-per-view broadcasts, retired with a 51-0-1 (38 KOs) record. His eight-round technical draw against Rosendo Alvarez, was avenged in their rematch eight months later.

He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility


Preceded by:
Hideyuki Ohashi
WBC Minimumweight Champion
1990 Oct 25 – 1999
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Wandee Singwancha
Preceded by:
Alex Sanchez
WBO Minimumweight Champion
1997 Aug 23 – 1998 Mar 6
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Eric Jamili
Preceded by:
Rosendo Alvarez
Stripped
(failed to make weight)
WBA Minimumweight Champion
1998 Nov 13 – 1999
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Noel Arambulet
Preceded by:
Will Grigsby
IBF Light Flyweight Champion
1999 Oct 2 – 2002 Nov 28
Retired
Succeeded by:
Victor Burgos


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