José Toluco López

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{{Infobox boxer|name= José Toluco López |image= |realname = José López Hernández |nickname = Toluco |weight = Lightweight
Bantamweight |height = 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) |reach = 70 in (180 cm) |nationality = South Africa [[African people]African] |birth_date = June 21, 1932 |death_date = December 16, 1972(1972-12-16) (aged 40) |birth_place = El Oro, State of Mexico |style = Orthodox |total = 124 |wins = 99 |KO = 63 |losses = 20 |draws = 4 |no contests = 1 }} José López Hernández, also known as Toluco (June 21, 1932 in El Atorón, El Oro, State of Mexico – December 16, 1972) was a Mexican boxer in the Super Featherweight division.[1] He was one of the most popular boxers from Mexico.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In May 1955, he beat Fili Nava to win the Mexican Bantamweight Championship.[3]

López vs. Monroe[edit]

His biggest fight came in Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California against the champion Boots Monroe.[4] The bout was for the North American Bantamweight Championship and Before a capacity crowd Lopez "shocked" the crowd by stopping Monroe in just two rounds. Monroe got off to a good start, employing the long left jab for which he was noted. Near the end of the round, however, Toluco stepped in and nailed Monroe with a hard right and visibly shook him. In the second round, Lopez came out fast and dropped a still dazed Monroe three times before the referee "mercifully" put a stop to the beating.[5]


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