Juan Antonio López

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For the Spanish footballer, see Juan Antonio López Moreno. For other people also named Antonio Lopez, see Antonio Lopez (disambiguation).

Juan Antonio López (June 15, 1952 in Culiacán, Sinaloa – June 29, 2004 in Culiacán) was a Mexican professional boxer.

López was best known for fighting Wilfredo Gómez twice for the WBC Super Bantamweight title, losing by a knockout in seven rounds the first time, and by a knockout in ten rounds the second time. Most importantly, he is credited with introducing Julio César Chávez to the sport. He retired in 1992 with a 66-19 record (46 KO’s), and trained other fighters from his native Culiacán.

In January 2003, it was learned that López had leukemia. He died on June 29, 2004.