Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
bumdujour
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: you´re not alive unless you´re almost dying!!
Posts: 1,496
vCash: 1000
Default Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

who wins the battle of these outstanding featherweights.

lopez was perhaps the hardest one shot hitter the devision had ever seen.

pedroza perhaps its greatest bodypuncher.

both were very tall, pedroza 5´8 (average height for a welterweight) and lopez was 5´7.

overall, i think pedroza was the better technitian. he could box at long range behind a jab or he could get inside and fight real dirty. he was not a big hitter, but his bodyblows wore out most opponents.

lopez was a classic one punch hitter. he jused his jab just to set up that big right hand. never cared to much about defense.
but when he hit you.......goodnight.

neither one had great chins. lopez was down more often than i can remember. but one has to remember that pedroza also suffered a couple of ko´s earlier in his career.

i think this would be really exciting. lopez would drop pedroza early, maybe even more than once.
but slowly by the mid rounds i see pedroza turning this around with his sustained bodyattack and eventually stop lopez in a thriller.

pedroza ko14 lopez.
bumdujour is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-09-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
salsanchezfan
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Auburn, WA
Posts: 4,115
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

I see Pedroza winning a decision.
salsanchezfan is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 02:50 PM   #3
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,884
vCash: 765
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Pedroza would of found a way to win in 78 or 79, by fair means or foul

Pedroza WS15
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 02:53 PM   #4
Thread Stealer
P4P King
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 18,247
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Pedroza wins the way I do in Fight Night, by KO via a kidney punch-elbow-low blow combination.
Thread Stealer is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 03:00 PM   #5
Doc McCoy
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 189
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Good match-up and I'm a big fan of both guys but I have to agree with Sal and see a Pedroza win by Decision rather than the late TKO that Sanchez realised over Danny. . . . twice.

Pedroza usually found a way to win his bouts whether by dubious methods or otherwise but the guy was in a bit higher class than Lopez who may not have had the greatest chin but had a tremendous heart and was a hugely entertaining fighter.

I was thinking about a Wilfredo Gomez v Danny Lopez fight at 126lb the other day as it was supposedly meant to happen afer Wilfredo beat Nestor Jimenez - apparently Gil Clancy was going to play match-maker. . . . would have been another interesting one.
Doc McCoy is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 05:46 PM   #6
Drew101
Champion
East Side Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: "...The Land of Dixon and Langford..."
Posts: 8,318
vCash: 3930
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Pedroza UD 15.
Drew101 is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 10:11 PM   #7
la-califa
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: City of Angels
Posts: 3,147
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Pedroza too fast & too slick to get caught by that devistating right hand. Pedroza UD15.
la-califa is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 04:23 AM   #8
JohnThomas1
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 11,119
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

I agree with the consensus, Pedroza UD15.
JohnThomas1 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 06:48 AM   #9
Pat_Lowe
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 594
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

I'm suprised about Lopez, does everyone really think he was a huge hitter? From most accounts yes, but his style was an enigma, he threw heaps of punches yet was a one shot KO artist? Weird
Pat_Lowe is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 07:04 AM   #10
JohnThomas1
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 11,119
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat_Lowe
I'm suprised about Lopez, does everyone really think he was a huge hitter? From most accounts yes, but his style was an enigma, he threw heaps of punches yet was a one shot KO artist? Weird
Massive right hand.
JohnThomas1 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 08:40 AM   #11
Pat_Lowe
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 594
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Do you think he deserves a mention as one of the greatest punchers ever?
Pat_Lowe is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 08:44 AM   #12
JohnThomas1
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 11,119
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat_Lowe
Do you think he deserves a mention as one of the greatest punchers ever?
More definition, just power or more? But no, i would say not. Certainly mentionable, but i class the likes of an Arguello clearly higher.
JohnThomas1 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 09:08 AM   #13
Lex
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 191
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

The first major televised fight I saw in San Diego after getting out of Navy boot camp was Zamora vs. Pedroza. I knew Zamora's reputation but little about Pedroza, other than that he was given a good shot at taking the bantamweight title away. But Zamora clocked him with that brutal left hook and that's all she wrote.

I gotta admit, I'm a Little Red Lopez fan because I saw several of his fights and admired the way he rebounded from adversity, both to get off the canvas or withstand punishment, and to snap back from a losing streak to claim the title.

I'll go with Lopez on this one. No way it reaches 15 rounds, tho', not the way he and Pedroza fought. Lopez, TKO in 9. And I'll bet Danny would hafta scrape himself off the canvas at least once during the first three rounds - he was a bit of a slow starter.
Lex is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 10:55 AM   #14
red cobra
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: The Sea of Tranquility
Posts: 13,296
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat_Lowe
I'm suprised about Lopez, does everyone really think he was a huge hitter? From most accounts yes, but his style was an enigma, he threw heaps of punches yet was a one shot KO artist? Weird
Lopez has been sadly forgotten for the most part by today's fans, that is, if they've ever relly heard of him at all. H e was one of the most dramatic, Julian Jackson type one shot ko artists that I've ever seen. He ranks right up there with Bob Foster, Julian Jackson, and a handful of other one shot specialists. I'll never forget seeing him on the undercard of Ali-Spinks 1 or 2, defending his Featherweight title against Juan Malvarez of Argentina, when he was decked in the early moments of round 1. The Argentine crowd erupted with wild cheers, and probably were anticipating their man to blow out Lopez and bring the crown back to Argentina. Midway through the second round, however, "Little Red" caught Malvarez coming in with the most casual, understated right hand bomb that traveled maybe 6 inches, and the Argentine dropped to the deck as though he were shot. Out cold!!! The ref could have counted to 1000, and Malvarez did'nt move. Lopez barely lifted a glove in acknowledging this spectaular ko win. He was amazing. However, that much said, I doudt if he would be able to figure out Pedroza, one of the dirtiest, trickiest, craftiest and yet, most underestimated fighter of all time. Pedroza by a foul filled 15 round decision.
red cobra is online now  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 10:58 AM   #15
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,884
vCash: 765
Default Re: Danny "little red" Lopez vs Eusebio Pedroza

Quote:
Originally Posted by red cobra
Lopez has been sadly forgotten for the most part by today's fans, that is, if they've ever relly heard of him at all.
Anyone who watched boxing in the late 70s would not of forgotten about Little Red. His influence was big all though the 80s as well, because he was a measuring stick for the TV fighters of the decade.
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013