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Overview (3)

Born in Ft. Duchesne, Utah, USA
Nicknames Little Red
El Coloradito
Li'l Red
Indian Red
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danny "Little Red" Lopez was the World Featherweight Boxing Champion from November 13, 1976 to February 2, 1980. Lopez was born in Utah, but raised in Los Angeles, California. He was the younger brother of world welterweight contender Ernie "Indian Red" Lopez. "Little Red" began his pro boxing career on May 27, 1971 by knocking out Stevie Flajole in one round. Lopez went on to win his first 21 fights by knockout. After such as impressive start, Danny suddenly found himself in a terrible slump; losing to Bobby Chacon, Shig Fukuyama, and Octavio Gomez. However, Lopez went back to the gym, re-evaluated his career and launched a comeback. After knocking out champions Chucho Castillo, Ruben Olivares, and Sean O'Grady, Lopez captured the WBC World Featherweight Title by decisioning David Kotey in 15 rounds. Danny Lopez went on to make 8 successful title defenses. Following back-to-back knockout defeats to Salvador Sanchez, Lopez retired in 1980. He worked as an actor and in the construction business. Inspired by George Foreman's comeback to boxing after a 10 year retirement, Danny Lopez embarked on an ill-advised comeback of his own. On February 27, 1992, after 12 years away from the ring Lopez launched an unsuccessful comeback; being knocked-out in 2 rounds by Jorge Rodriguez in Irvine, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained

Trade Mark (1)

Getting off the canvas to win

Trivia (1)

In 1980 there was supposed to be a film about his life starring Leif Garrett, but this was canceled and Garrett ended up starring in Longshot (1981) instead.

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