Nicknamed “Small Crimson”, he was a favorite Featherweight champion through the 1970s, and a WBC Featherweight Champ. His 1st professional battle was a one-round knockout of Steve Flajole on, may 27, 1971. He was inducted in to the California Boxing Hall of Popularity in 2005 as well as the International Boxing Hall of Popularity this year 2010. His sibling is definitely Welterweight fighter Ernie Lopez. He dropped in two consecutive battles to Salvador Sanchez in Feb and June of 1980.