Full name: HÃ©ctor LÃ³pez ColÃn
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: February 1, 1967 in Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Mexico
Died: October 24, 2011 in Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Ciudad de MÃ©xico, Mexico
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
HÃ©ctor LÃ³pez 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. LÃ³pez was a Mexican but had grown up in Southern California, even playing high school football at Glendale Hoover High School.
LÃ³pez won 26 of his first 28 pro fights, and in 1993 challenged Miguel Ãngel GonzÃ¡lez 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. LÃ³pez 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.
|1984 Summer||17||Los Angeles||Boxing||Men's Bantamweight||Mexico||MEX||2||Silver|
|1984 Summer||17||Los Angeles||Boxing||Mexico||MEX||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1984-08-11||Stecca (ITA) , LÃ³pez (MEX)||1||59+||58||59||56||58||290|
|1984 Summer||17||Los Angeles||Boxing||Mexico||MEX||Semi-Finals||Match #1||1||1984-08-09||LÃ³pez (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||LÃ³pez (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||LÃ³pez (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||LÃ³pez (MEX) , Assadoma (INA)||knock-out||3||1:23|
|1984 Summer||17||Los Angeles||Boxing||Mexico||MEX||Round One||Match #11||1||1984-07-30||LÃ³pez (MEX)||bye|