José Manuel who goes by the name of Josesito López is an American professional boxer and former world title challenger.
|Full Name/Stage Name||José Manuel/Josesito López|
|Date of Birth||July 19, 1984|
|Net Worth||$1-5 Million|
Early Life and Education of Josesito López
Josesito López was born on the 19th of July, 1984, and brought up in Riverside, California, U.S, with his friends and family. His loved ones know him by his nickname, Riverside Rocky. The boxer stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and is of American descent.
He is a naturally gifted athlete who began boxing at the age of eight. When he was in high school, he added cross-country to his schedule and excelled there as well, eventually receiving several university scholarships.
On the other hand, Lopez had his heart set on boxing, and after graduating high school and finishing his over 70-fight amateur career with titles in the Junior Olympics and Junior Golden Gloves.
He turned pro at the age of 18 on February 8, 2003, against another highly touted youngster, Allen Litzau. But Lopez was not to be denied, and at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, he made his presence known with a 53-second stoppage of Litzau.
Professional Life of Josesito López
On January 28, 2011, López took out undefeated Mike Dallas Jr. by knockout in the seventh round, to win the North American Boxing Federation Light Welterweight Championship. The bout was televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.
López was originally scheduled to fight Kendall Holt in a defense of his title sometime in 2012, but Holt pulled out of the fight. Victor Ortiz was in need of an opponent after his scheduled opponent for June 23, 2012, Andre Berto, failed a drug test which scuttled their rematch for the interim WBC title. Lopez stepped up to face Ortiz and defeated him by technical knockout in the tenth round. During the ninth round, Lopez connected with a punch to Ortiz’s jaw that broke it on impact and rendered him unable to continue. López is now represented by Al Haymon.
After scoring a huge upset against Ortiz, Lopez was given the opportunity to fight for the WBC junior middleweight title against Saul “Canelo” Álvarez. Lopez had just moved up from Junior Welterweight (140) to fight Ortiz and was now being asked to move up a further seven pounds, and was not given a chance by too many press row scorers, with most feeling he was out of his depth. This was unfortunately proven to be true. On September 15, 2012, the two combatants squared off in the ring, and from very early on Álvarez’ size and experience began to show through, knocking Lopez down in the second, third, and fourth rounds en route to stopping him in the fifth round after referee Joe Cortez determined he was taking too much punishment.
On 28 September, 2019, Lopez fought fellow veteran John Molina Jr. Lopez was ranked #8 by the WBC at welterweight. Lopez proved he has a lot more left in the tank, by dropping his opponent three times en route to a ninth round knockout. In his next fight, Lopez fought Francisco Santana. Lopez ended the fight early via a tenth round TKO.
Josesito López Net Worth
Josésito López’s net worth is estimated to have amassed the whooping financial capacity that runs down from $1-5 Million.
In April 2008, Lopez fought a war in a nationally televised bout with 23-3 Edgar Santana in Miami, Florida. Despite sending Santana to the canvas twice in the eighth round, Lopez wound up on the short end of another controversial majority decision. Bouncing back from that setback, and realizing the devotion he had to make to preparation, he hasn’t lost since. Seven months later, Lopez returned to action in Southern California by knocking out veteran Alex Perez in the second round.
Lopez – fighting exclusively in Southern California — won all three of his fights in 2009, starting with a split-decision win in April over 15-1 Patrick Lopez, who tasted the canvas in the fifth round but managed to finish the bout on his feet. Four months later, Lopez shutout Sergio Joel De La Torre in a dominant performance and culminated the unbeaten year by stopping 15-3 Anthony Mora, who failed to answer the bell for the fourth round.