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Touching Gloves with… Danny ‘Little Red’ Lopez

by on Feb.13, 2015, under Boxing News

By Dan Hanley

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While Ernie ‘Indian Red’ Lopez was bopping pugs to sleep in the early ’70s, west coast fight mavens took a double-take when his kid brother arrived on the scene sporting the monicker, ‘Little Red’. Afterall, west coast fight fans were passionate, knowledgeable, and didn’t suffer fools in this game, having been weaned on several generations of leather-slingers. However, as the kid began leaving an array of prone bodies in his wake, even the most cynical man-in-the-seat saw the harkening of a new day.

DH: Danny, your name, of course, is synonymous with L.A., but you’re actually from Utah originally, are you not? 

DL: That’s right. I was born on an Indian Reservation in Fort Duchesne, Utah.

DH: What was life like on the Reservation?

DL: It was very hard. There were 8 of us kids, but I was taken from my Mother when I was 8 years old and sent to a foster home with a brother and sister in Jensen, Utah. The foster family I grew up with was a family called the Moons. They were very nice people and they adopted my sister Carol, my brother Larry and I. Although I changed my name back to Lopez when I left, I still always kept in touch with them.

DH: When a pale red-head wearing an Indian war bonnet with a hispanic surname shows up on the scene, the question begs to be asked, what exactly is your lineage?
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