The World Boxing Association family greets the former world champion Ricardo “Finito” López on his 46th birthday.
Born in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1966, Lopez began boxing when he was nine years old, when his father took him to a boxing gym and let him try. He turned pro when he was 19, winning his first fight by KO.
Finito won his first belt in 1990, when he defeated Hideyuki Ohashi and won the WBC Minimumweight title, which he defended 21 times. He also won the IBF Light Flyweight title.
On November 13,1998 he became the WBA minimum weight champion.
Lopez fought 52 times, won 51, no losses with 1 draw, and 38 knockouts in two decade in professional boxing.
He retired at the age of 35, after defeating Zolani Petelo, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
At present Lopez is a lecturer and tells his story to whomever wishes to hear and take the best out of it, as he says.