Tony Lopez is a professional boxer from Sacramento City Council in California. He is also famously known as Tony “The Tiger” Lopez. In his 16 years of boxer career, he has won three times World Champion, two times IBF Super Featherweight Champion, and WBA Lightweight Champion. Tony’s name is inducted into the California Hall of Fame and the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame. His career record is 50-8-1, 34 KO.
Tony Lopez Early Life:
Tony was born on 24 February 1963 in Sacramento, California, USA. Currently, he is 59.
Tony Lopez Family Background:
Tony belongs to a well-settled supported family from Las Vegas, Nevada. His father, Solomon (Sal Sr.), was a former boxer and has given a strong ethic to his children. Tony’s mother, Rachel, was a homemaker and a great cook.
Tony has an elder brother Sal Jr.; he was a ranking contender and a retired counselor from the State of California. Further, Tony’s sisters Diane and Rosemary worked in the medical field and for the University system, respectively.
Most evenings, the entire family talked about the day’s events at the dinner table.
Tony Lopez Education:
Tony attended Luther Burbank High School and later joined Sacramento City College to complete his Graduation.
Tony Lopez Physical stats:
Tony is 5 Feet 2 Inches tall and has a fair complexion with dark brown eyes. Though he will be soon in the ’60s, his athletic muscle body is still fit, and as people grow old, they look more handsome.
Tony Lopez Birth Signs:
Tony’s sun and star sign are Pisces. Further, his birth sign element is Water, and his ruling planet is Neptune. The ruling planets of this Zodiac people are Jupiter and Neptune.
According to the Chinese Zodiac signs, Tony is born in the Rabbit year. These year-born people are quiet, elegant, kind, and responsible. His lucky numbers are 3, 4, and 6. Tony’s lucky colors and Lucky flowers are red, pink, purple, blue, plantain lily, and jasmine, respectively.
Tony Lopez Net worth:
Tony was in the Boxer profession for 16 years, along with his wife and daughter; he is the owner of Bail Bonds agency after retirement. Based on these facts, his estimated Networth is between $1 Million to $2 Million.
Tony Lopez Relationship Status:
Tony’s wife is Cathy, and they have a beautiful daughter Tatiana. The family resides in downtown Sacramento.
Tony Lopez Career:
Tony is the son of a former boxer who learned boxing skills while growing up in Sacramento. He was discovered for his raw talents while in the gym with his brother and was soon one of the elite amateur boxers in the country. After nine years as a learner, Tony was a polished boxer, unlike the over-anxious ten-year-old boy who had his first-ever fight in Reno, Nevada.
In 1983, Tony gave an impressive KO in the first round and the first minute. His second professional fight was at Memorial Auditorium. That night Hank Renner, famous Sacramento ring announcer and voice of Big Time Wrestling, gave tony and the crowd presents a shocking ring introduction. He announced Tony as Tony “The Tiger” Lopez.
Further, Tony is a three-time World Boxing Champion and is the most notable and recognizable boxer in Sacramento. He was a fighter in the ring and was famous for his superior punching power. His classic matches at the Memorial Auditorium and Arco Arena were the highest-grossing bouts in the history of Sacramento.
Tony has given remarkable two victories, the first in 1988 over Rocky Lockridge in “Ring Fight of the Year,” which was televised nationally. The other was in October 1992, when he beat Joey Gamache for the WBA Lightweight title.
Other remarkable victories were wins over John John Molina, Tyrone Jackson, Dingaan Thobela, Greg Haugen, Jorge Paez, and Joey Gamache. Tony fought some of the strongest fighters in history, like a war with six-time World Champion and Hall of Famer Julio Caesar Chavez, undefeated Brian Mitchell, and former champ and Olympian Charles Murray.
When Tony retired, he decided to utilize his talents and give back to his hometown. In “the Sacramento community,” he trains and works with the up-and-coming amateur boxers; and gives his time to local community events. Since 2000, Tony has owned a bail bonds company in Sacramento.
In his entire 16 years of boxer career, Tony has won three times World Champion, two times IBF Super Featherweight Champion, and WBA Lightweight Champion. He has also been named in the ring magazine “Comeback of the Year fighter for 1990”. In 2011, Tony was inducted into the California Hall of Fame and the Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame. He once said it’s a big honor to be appreciated by the hometown people. His career record is 50-8-1, 34 KO. Tony had three Trainers: Jimmy Montoya, Sal Lopez Jr., and Stan Ward.
Tony Lopez Social Appearance:
On Facebook, Tony has an official page for his new business; there are 850 plus followers. His financial service agency has been given 4.6 stars.
Tony is not so active on social media platforms.
Tony Lopez was born into a family of former boxers, but his unpolished was polished over the years of hard work, determination, willpower and Commitment. We will never forget Tony “The Tiger” Lopez’s crowd-pleasing style and smile. His love for boxing and his hometown is evident to anyone who gets the privilege to talk to him about either subject. Our warm wishes are always with him.