Former Boxer Tony Lopez Enters Sacramento Mayoral Race

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Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, Sacramento native and former boxing champion, has announced he is entering the city’s mayoral race.

Lopez will make a formal announcement Friday afternoon at Vallejos Restaurant on O Street. A news release from his campaign specifically said the announcement would begin at 5:07 p.m.

Lopez, 52, was a professional boxer from 1983 to 1999. He now runs a bail bonds business in Sacramento.

He spoke briefly about running for mayor in August.