Josesito Lopez
Josesito Lopez

Josesito Lopez

“The Riverside Rocky”

RECORD

36 - 7 - 0

KOs

19

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Age 34

Home Riverside, California,

Complete Stats

Josesito Lopez’s aggressive style ensures excitement every time he steps into the ring, and makes him a threat in the 147-pound division. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Miguel Cruz

Apr 28, 2018 / Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

Josesito Lopez scored a dominant decision victory over previously unbeaten Miguel Cruz.

Latest News

Josesito Lopez News
PBC JabsPBC Boxing Video
May 3, 2018 / PBC Jabs, Keith Thurman, Errol Spence Jr., Josesito Lopez

The plot thickens in the welterweight division — PBC Jabs

This week on PBC Jabs, we recap our April 28th PBC on FOX show, Errol Spence Jr. announces his return to the ring and Keith Thurman relinquishes his WBC title.

Lopez vs CruzPBC Boxing Video
Apr 30, 2018 / Josesito Lopez, Anthony Dirrell, Lopez vs Cruz

Josesito Lopez wants back in the mix in stacked welterweight division

Former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell looking for one last title fight before he calls it a career.

Lopez vs CruzPBC Boxing Video
Apr 28, 2018 / Josesito Lopez, Miguel Cruz, Lopez vs Cruz, Anthony Dirrell, Jorge Lara, Claudio Marrero

Josestio Lopez cruises to decision win over Miguel Cruz

Former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell takes out El Paso’s-own Abraham Han in co-feature, and Claudio Marrero stuns Jorge Lara on PBC on FOX.

Fights

Josesito Lopez Fights

Win vs Miguel Cruz 17-1-0

Apr 28, 2018 Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Miguel CruzMM by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Saul Corral

Apr 09, 2017 The Novo at L.A. Live, Los Angeles

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Saul CorralSS by UD in Round of 10

Win vs Todd Manuel 12-11-1

Dec 10, 2016 USC Galen Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Todd ManuelTT by UD in Round 6 of 6

LOSS vs Andre Berto 33-6-0

Mar 13, 2015 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA

Andre BertoAA WINS against Josesito LopezJJ by KO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Rafael Cobos 15-4-5

Sep 11, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Rafael CobosRR by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Aaron Martinez 19-2-1

Apr 24, 2014 Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Aaron MartinezAA by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Mike Arnaoutis 24-9-2

Dec 13, 2013 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Mike ArnaoutisMM by TD in Round 8 of 10

LOSS vs Marcos Rene Maidana 33-3-0

Jun 08, 2013 Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA

Marcos Rene MaidanaMM WINS against Josesito LopezJJ by TKO in Round 6 of 12

LOSS vs Saul Alvarez 40-0-1

Sep 15, 2012 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Saul AlvarezSS WINS against Josesito LopezJJ by TKO in Round 5 of 12

WIN vs Victor Ortiz 29-3-2

Jun 23, 2012 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Victor OrtizVV LOSES to Josesito LopezJJ by RTD in Round 9 of 12

LOSS vs Jessie Vargas 16-0-0

Sep 17, 2011 MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Jessie VargasJJ WINS against Josesito LopezJJ by SD in Round 10 of 10

WIN vs Mike Dallas Jr 17-0-1

Jan 28, 2011 Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA

Mike Dallas JrMM LOSES to Josesito LopezJJ by KO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Sergio Rivera 25-5-2

Nov 12, 2010 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Sergio RiveraSS by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Marvin Cordova Jr 21-1-1

Aug 13, 2010 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Marvin Cordova JrMM by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Anthony Mora 15-3-0

Sep 11, 2009 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Anthony MoraAA by RTD in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Sergio Joel De la Torre 11-11-3

Aug 14, 2009 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Sergio Joel De la TorreSS by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Patrick Lopez 15-1-0

Apr 17, 2009 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Patrick LopezPP by SD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Alex Perez 23-31-4

Nov 29, 2008 Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Alex PerezAA by KO in Round 2 of 8

Loss vs Edgar Santana 23-3-0

Apr 11, 2008 Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida, USA

Josesito LopezJJ LOSES to Edgar SantanaEE by MD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Tyrone Harris 21-3-0

Nov 02, 2007 Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Tyrone HarrisTT by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Luis Arceo 19-5-2

Aug 18, 2007 Soboba Casino, San Jacinto, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Luis ArceoLL by KO in Round 6 of 10

Win vs Octavio Narvaez 7-3-1

May 24, 2007 Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Octavio NarvaezOO by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Armando Cordoba 23-32-2

Feb 23, 2007 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Armando CordobaAA by RTD in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Adrian Navarrete 14-2-1

Nov 20, 2006 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Adrian NavarreteAA by TKO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Anthony Martinez 21-23-3

Aug 18, 2006 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Anthony MartinezAA by TKO in Round 7 of 8

No Contest vs Sammy Ventura 23-16-0

Jul 14, 2006 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ Sammy VenturaSS by ND in Round 1 of 12

LOSS vs Wes Ferguson 12-1-1

Apr 08, 2006 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Wes FergusonWW WINS against Josesito LopezJJ by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Gerardo Zayas 17-11-2

Feb 17, 2006 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Gerardo ZayasGG by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jose Luis Tula 15-11-2

Sep 23, 2005 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Jose Luis TulaJJ by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Leonardo Resendiz 17-8-0

Jul 29, 2005 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Leonardo ResendizLL by TKO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Gilberto Sanchez Leon 16-2-1

Apr 25, 2005 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Gilberto Sanchez LeonGG by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Mauricio Borquez 12-18-4

Feb 11, 2005 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Mauricio BorquezMM by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Ulises Pena 10-4-0

Oct 29, 2004 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Ulises PenaUU by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Mauricio Borquez 12-13-4

Aug 20, 2004 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Mauricio BorquezMM by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Juan Carlos Martinez 11-22-0

Jul 22, 2004 Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Juan Carlos MartinezJJ by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Oscar Villa 3-21-1

Jun 11, 2004 Omega Products International, Corona, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Oscar VillaOO by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Arturo Flores 6-5-0

Mar 22, 2004 Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Arturo FloresAA by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Juan Suazo 6-1-1

Jan 31, 2004 Dodge Theater, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Juan SuazoJJ by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Antonio Wong 4-1-1

Dec 12, 2003 Edgewater Casino, Laughlin, Nevada, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Antonio WongAA by TKO in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Tony Avila 5-2-0

Nov 01, 2003 Stardust Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Tony AvilaTT by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jose Cabanillas 2-5-1

Jul 11, 2003 City Center Pavilion, Reno, Nevada, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Jose CabanillasJJ by TKO in Round 4 of 6

LOSS vs Rodrigo Lopez 0-0-0

Mar 28, 2003 Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Rodrigo LopezRR WINS against Josesito LopezJJ by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Marco Antonio Contreras 1-1-0

Feb 21, 2003 Palace Indian Gaming Center, Lemoore, California, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Marco Antonio ContrerasMM by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Allen Litzau 1-0-0

Feb 08, 2003 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Josesito LopezJJ WINS against Allen LitzauAA by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Josesito Lopez “The Riverside Rocky”

  • WINS 36
  • LOSSES 7
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 19

Weight 147 lbs (66.82 kg)

Height 5'" (1.77 m)

Reach 69" (175 cm)

  • Born

    July 19, 1984
  • Age

    34
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Riverside, CA
  • Trains in

    Riverside, CA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    259
  • KO Percentage

    43%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Josesito Lopez Bio

Josesito Lopez has risen to the brink of greatness the hard way, consistently toppling opponents picked to defeat him. Along the way, the 147-pound contender has established himself as an exciting fighter who isn’t afraid to mix it up in the ring in his pursuit of a world title.

#TBT Ready for the gym in 1988 #Anaheim Ca #OldSchool #ItsInTheBlood

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Lopez began boxing before he was 10 years old, but the Riverside, California, native also excelled athletically in cross country, captaining his high school to a state championship in 2002.

He was offered scholarships from several universities as a runner, but he chose to remain a fighter, competing in more than 70 amateur bouts with titles in the Junior Olympics and Golden Gloves.

Dealing with early setbacks

The 18-year-old Lopez made his professional debut in Las Vegas as a 135-pounder on February 8, 2003, stopping the favored Allen Litzau just 53 seconds into the first round.

He was upset in his third bout, though, losing a four-round unanimous decision to Rodrigo Lopez in March 2003.

Lopez closed out 2003 with three wins, all by TKO, and continued to climb the ranks the following year, winning all six of his fights to improve his record to 11-1.

Lopez began to gain notice in 2005 fighting at 130 pounds, winning three bouts for minor titles.

He returned to 135 pounds in April 2006 to face once-beaten prospect Wes Ferguson in Las Vegas, and ended up on the losing end of a controversial 10-round split decision.

Josesito Lopez and Jesse Vargas
Josesito Lopez and Jessie Vargas pose at the press conference for their fight in Las Vegas in September 2011.

A tough climb into contention

Seven straight wins over the next 19 months had Lopez heading in the right direction, but his progress was stopped again when he lost in controversial fashion to Edgar Santana in Miami in April 2008.

Lopez floored Santana twice in the eighth round but dropped a 10-round majority decision.

Once again, Lopez stormed back, winning six straight times, although a hand injury kept him from a high-profile fight against Mike Dallas Jr. in April 2010.

Lopez finally got his chance against the unbeaten Dallas at 140 pounds in January 2011, and made the most of it, scoring a seventh-round knockout.

Lopez was again put to the test against an undefeated prospect in his next fight, facing 16-0 Jesse Vargas in Las Vegas on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Victor Ortiz undercard in September 2011.

The back-and-forth tumble went to the judges’ cards after 10 rounds, and Vargas emerged the winner in a debatable split decision.

Josesito Lopez and Victor Ortiz
Josesito Lopez delivers a right hand during his win over Victor Ortiz in Los Angeles on June 23, 2012.

Stepping up and winning respect

In June 2012, Lopez received the biggest opportunity of his career, as a fill-in opponent against 147-pound title contender Victor Ortiz in Los Angeles.

Lopez, an 8-to-1 underdog, broke the jaw of Ortiz, who remained in his corner when the 10th round began, and earned his 30th professional victory.

The upset catapulted Lopez into a high-profile fight against undefeated 154-pound champion Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas one day after Mexican Independence Day.

Alvarez overpowered Lopez, knocking him down in rounds 2, 3 and 4 before finishing him off in the fifth round.

 

Josesito Lopez and Marcos Maidana
Josesito Lopez hangs on to Marcos Maidana during their fight in Carson, California, on June 8, 2013.

Agony and ecstasy in the ring

Lopez was an underdog again when he faced Marcos Maidana in Carson, California, in June 2013.

The fighters engaged in a relentless battle, and Lopez dominated the Argentinian slugger in the third and fourth rounds.

Maidana knocked down Lopez with an overhand right in the sixth before landing a right uppercut moments later that led to the bout being stopped.

Lopez fought twice in 2014, gaining a fifth-round TKO of Aaron Martinez in April before beating Rafael Cobos in an eight-round unanimous decision in Las Vegas in September.

Josesito Lopez and Andre Berto
Josesito Lopez mixes it up with Andre Berto during their fight in Ontario, California, on March 13, 2015.

Showing toughness in defeat in his PBC debut

Lopez received a tough test in his next fight, taking on former 147-pound world champion Andre Berto on March 13, 2015, in the first Premier Boxing Champions card on Spike TV.

Fighting before a near-hometown audience at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, Lopez was cheered on by the partisan crowd as he controlled the early rounds of the scheduled 12-round bout.

Berto gained the upper hand, though, in the sixth round when he knocked Lopez to the canvas.

Lopez returned to action, but only for a few seconds before Berto dropped him again with a right hand, prompting referee Raul Caiz Jr. to signal an end to the fight.

Lopez was ahead on two of the three judges' cards at the time of the stoppage.