Jose (Toluco) Lopez

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Name: Toluco Lopez
Birth Name: Jose Lopez Hernandez
Hometown: Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Birthplace: El Oro, México, Mexico
Died: 1972-12-16 (Age:40)
Height: 164cm
Pro Boxer: Record

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  • On May 26, 1959 the Mexican Boxing Commission suspended Lopez for 60 days due to recent poor showings and lack of proper conditioning. He had already had his Mexican bantamweight championship stripped by the Commission for similar reasons and had recently come off of another suspension, which caused the postponement of his eventual May 11, 1959 rematch with Danny Kid in Tijuana. Again, for the same reasons.

The Dan Cuoco article:


IBRO Mexico Boxing Historian Roberto Valero states that Lopez had many pro fights in El Toro in 1952 that are not recorded. The Ring magazine's Mexican boxing correspondent reported that Lopez was the Mexican Amateur State Champion in 1953. So there is some confusion as to when he actually turned professional.

  • 1950-06-06 Kid San Martin............Mexico City, MX.....D PTS 6 [1]
  • 1950-08-17 Raul Solis...................Toluca, MX............D PTS 10 [2]

[1] Mike Delisa : My notes show that this was the Golden Glove championship, DF, and was won in 10 by Lopez in Toluca. [2] Mike Delisa reports this fight took place on date indicated.