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Old 07-02-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default how good was tony 'the tiger' lopez?

who was tony the tiger lopez? was he good, nice style, quick, power plaze tell
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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He was kinda tough to get a bead on. He was a good boxer, but not real slick; he could punch some, but wasn't a real big banger. Mostly, he outworked you. Very tough, fed on the emotions of the Sacramento crowds (he very, very rarely left home to fight), and at the end of the fight, seemed to get the job done.

He reminded me a bit of Bobby Chacon, with whom he sparred quite a bit and even professed to having learned a few things from, like sticking out your chin, and pulling it back when your opponent starts to punch, then countering him silly.

Good honest, workmanlike, yet at times flashy fighter who had enough skills and speed to track down and belabor the boxers, and was fast enough to outbox the punchers and brawlers. His fight with Lockridge in 1989 was their Fight Of The Year. I was very surprised to see him consummately outfight the tough and cagey Paez as well. That showed me a lot.
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: how good was tony 'the tiger' lopez?

do you think lopez he better then a prime greg haugen?
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:01 AM   #4
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Default Re: how good was tony 'the tiger' lopez?

I saw quite a bit of Lopez during his heyday, and I grew to like him a lot.
He was a massive, massive draw at home and was always in crowd-pleasing fights.
When Jon-Jon Molina beat him due to a cut eye, the Sacramento crowd started a mini-riot, throwing stuff into the ring and stuff like that.
Lopez reminds me of some of the old-school fighters in that he always came to fight and he was always there at the end, throwing punches. Also, he wasn't picky...Lopez would fight anyone.
Like Sal said, he had the skills to beat most of the fighters in the super featherweight class, including the very slick Molina. (2/3, if I remember corrctly) He also had a great two fight series with WBA champ Brian Mitchell, drawing the first but losing the second fight. Nonetheless, he was always competitive in his fights.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: how good was tony 'the tiger' lopez?

Lopez Was A Tough,fun Fighter 2 Watch.lockridge Floored Him Very Heavily In One Of Their Fights-thought He Was Done For The Night But He Got Up To Win.fair Play To Him. Used To Catch His Fights On Central Sportsworld Here In The Uk
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:13 PM   #6
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do you think lopez he better then a prime greg haugen?

.............I do, yes. He had an extra gear or two that Haugen didn't have. By that I guess I mean he was faster and had more power. He also beat better opposition and didn't smoke as much pot.
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