In the mid-eighties, Lorenzo L贸pez, who died on June 1, 2020, the victim of a cardiac arrest, was commonly seen acting as home manager for eight days both in the Mexico arena and in the Coliseo arena.


By Rodolfo Rosales S.

In the mid-eighties, Lorenzo L贸pez, who died on June 1, 2020, the victim of a cardiac arrest, was commonly seen acting as home manager for eight days both in the Mexico arena and in the Coliseo arena.

With a thick mustache, an easy smile and a good friend, Lorenzo became friends with the journalists who came to cover these functions, he sent them with the famous El Gato bucket, coffee or beer, according to the taste of each one.n.

At the end of each show you could discuss the rest of the fights with him and with that knowledge he had, the styles of the fighters were better understood.

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He was a supportive man, full of dreams and goals.

How can we forget the tenor-voiced cry of an amateur when he went in to separate the boxers from a mooring: Don't mess in Lorenzo, let them stick together.鈥.

Later, Lorenzo decided to abandon his career as a referee and become a manager, where great fighters passed through his hands to whom he shared his knowledge.

As a journalist, I have interviewed him on countless occasions, since he decided to become a manager, when he started with his amateur team; then debut several of those guys, until becoming a successful manager.

Together with Arturo Contreras, I had the immense joy of dealing with him for almost 13 years, when I worked as a Gala Boxing matchmaker.

There we programmed Giovanni Ruso Caro, Ferm铆n de los Santos; He trained Robinson Castellanos, Arturo G贸mez, then, together with his son Manuel L贸pez, he was in the corner of the world champions Ana Mar铆a Torres, Anabel Ortiz, Julio C茅sar Pingo Miranda, Carlos Cuadras and Adri谩n Hern谩ndez.dez.

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Adri谩n Confesor Hern谩ndez was one of his pupils.s.

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Robinson Robin Castellanos, one of their finest peelers.s.

Lorenzo was a sensible man, who always sought the best salaries for his boxers and many of them did not discount the percentage for his teaching, but even sponsored their team.

Later, already as a commissioner, with that confidence that the friendship of several years gave us, Lorenzo would come to comment on what in his opinion were errors of the body of commissioners. Generally everything was with the desire to help.

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The Nuevo Jord谩n gym was his center of operations.

In the boxing environment, like everything else, he was criticized, but very loved and respected.

The many times that we met in Cleto Reyes we shared points of view and various anecdotes, especially, he always remembered the times that in primary school he put on his gloves against Carlos Z谩rate and almost always beat him.鈥.

It hurts to say goodbye to Lorenzo L贸pez, the manager, the father, the brother, the grandfather, the uncle, the friend Rest in peace!z!