International Boxing Hall of Fame

Ricardo Lopez

"El Finito"

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Real name Ricado López Nava
Nickname(s) El Finito (The Little Fine One)
Rated at Minimumweight
Nationality Mexican
Birth date July 25, 1967 (1967-07-25) (age 41)
Birth place Cuernavaca, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 52
Wins 51
Wins by KO 38
Losses 0
Draws 1
No contests 0

Ricardo “El Finito” Lopez Nava (born July 25, 1967) is a boxer from Mexico. As a professional, he defended the WBC Strawweight Championship a record 22 times. He also won the WBA and WBO championship of the same weight class. Lopez also won the IBF Light Flyweight Championship and defended it twice before retiring.

Notable fighters he defeated include Hideyuki Ohashi, Saman Sorjaturong, Kyun Yun Li, Kermin Guardia, Andy Tabanas, Ala Villamor, Alex Sanchez, Rosendo Alvarez, Will Grigsby, Zolani Potelo, Rotanapol Sor Vorapin, and Manny Melchor.

Ricardo Lopez was the third champion in history to retire undefeated. He also holds the record for most consecutive title bouts without a loss at twenty-six title. This streak began with his knockout of Hideyuki Ohashi to win the WBC minimumweight title in 1990 and ending with his knockout of Zolani Potelo to defend his IBF light flyweight title in 2001. Ricardo only had one draw, which came against Rosendo Alvarez in 1998 in Lopez's 48th bout.

He officially announced his retirement from boxing at a press conference on 28 November 2002, in Mexico City.

Honors

Lopez was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2007.

Preceded by
Hideyuki Ohashi
WBC Minimumweight Champion
25 Oct 1990–1999
Vacates
Succeeded by
Wandee Singwancha
Preceded by
Alex Sanchez
WBO Minimumweight Champion
23 Aug 1997–07 Mar 1998
Vacates
Succeeded by
Eric Jamili
Preceded by
Rosendo Alvarez
WBA Minimumweight Champion
13 Nov 1998–1999
Vacates
Succeeded by
Noel Arambulet
Preceded by
Will Grigsby
IBF Light Flyweight Champion
2 Oct 1999–28 Nov 2002
Retires
Succeeded by
Victor Burgos