LOPEZ WINS WBA BELT IN 22ND TITLE DEFENSE.
Ricardo Lopez (L), WBC 105 lb. champion from Mexico, and Rosendo Alvarez, WBA champion from Nicaragua, mix it up during an early round of their championship fight at the the Las Vegas Hilton, November 13. Lopez won the 12-round fight by split decision. The fight was a rematch to a March 7, 1998 fight in Mexico that ended in a draw.