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Héctor López

Full name: Héctor López Colín
Nickname(s): Torero
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: February 1, 1967 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: October 24, 2011 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Héctor López turned professional shortly after the 1984 Olympics, and soon relocated to Southern California where he fought frequently at the Great Western Forum, and became a fan favorite. López was a Mexican but had grown up in Southern California, even playing high school football at Glendale Hoover High School.

López won 26 of his first 28 pro fights, and in 1993 challenged Miguel Ángel González for the WBC lightweight title, losing a unanimous decision. He twice more fought for, and lost, major titles, losing to Sammy Fuentes in 1995 for the WBO light-welterweight crown, and in 1999 Randall Bailey defeated him in a bout for the same title. López fought one more bout in 2000, and then retired with a career record of 41 wins (23 by KO), 7 losses, and 1 draw. He had some difficulty with violence, drug use, and the law in later life, and was deported to Mexico City, where he died from heart failure, possibly felt to be related to a drug overdose.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 17 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Bantamweight Mexico MEX 2 Silver

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR R T
1984 Summer 17 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Final Round Match 1/2 2 1984-08-11 Stecca (ITA) , López (MEX) 1 59+ 58 59 56 58 290
1984 Summer 17 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1984-08-09 López (MEX) , Walters (CAN) 5 59 60 59 59 59 296 decision
1984 Summer 17 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1984-08-08 López (MEX) , Dube (ZIM) 5 60 60 59 60 60 299 decision
1984 Summer 17 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Round Three Match #3 1 1984-08-05 López (MEX) , Orewa (NGR) 4 59 60 59 58 59 295 decision
1984 Summer 17 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Round Two Match #6 1 1984-08-02 López (MEX) , Assadoma (INA) knock-out 3 1:23
1984 Summer 17 Los Angeles Boxing Mexico MEX Round One Match #11 1 1984-07-30 López (MEX) bye
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