View Full Version : Who remembers Tony the Tiger Lopez


oztheuzi
12-19-2011, 07:17 PM
If I'm not mistaken this kid won a medal in the Olympics for the US in either Soeul or Barcelona (88 or 92).
Am I the only guy that remembers him?
I also really liked Miguel Angel Gonzalez... where are these guys now?

Scott9945
12-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Here is a great interview with Lopez. Tony was one of the best boxing interviews ever.

http://ringsidereport.com/?p=16029

Forza
12-19-2011, 10:19 PM
Good fighter nice wins over lockridge and gamache

TBear
12-20-2011, 04:57 AM
A very exciting fighter out of Sacramento. His battles with John John Molina were classic. If you ever are looking for a good fight to watch, check out his war with Greg Haugan.

oztheuzi
12-20-2011, 12:13 PM
Awesome! Thanks

jabsRstiff
12-20-2011, 03:36 PM
If I'm not mistaken this kid won a medal in the Olympics for the US in either Soeul or Barcelona (88 or 92).
Am I the only guy that remembers him?
I also really liked Miguel Angel Gonzalez... where are these guys now?

Lopez won a professional title in '88, and was never a part of any American Olympic boxing team.

allupnem
12-22-2011, 09:22 PM
Got the fights he had beating Rocky Lockridge and getting crushed by J.C. Chavez.

oztheuzi
12-22-2011, 09:46 PM
Lopez won a professional title in '88, and was never a part of any American Olympic boxing team.
I appreciate the clarification. Not sure why I thought he was an olympian....

BennyST
12-23-2011, 12:13 AM
Yeah, was a very fun fighter. Got a few interesting decisions in his hometown as a local star. His first fights with Molina and also Thobela (who himself had one of the surprisingly great achievements of becoming a lightweight champion, then moving up to become a champion at 168 pounds!) should have gone the other way.

Whatever else though, his fights were usually very fun and he always came to fight, though he had that strange thing of always having hard fights when some of them should have been easy. Always fought down to his opponent.