Area boxers Oscar Lopez, Frank Carmona, Dwain Williams and Fidel Hernandez all won their final bouts April 15 at the Southern California Golden Gloves tournament open division finals.
The victories earned the quartet a shot at a May 1-6 trip to the national Golden Gloves tournament in Lowell, Mass.--provided they won their matches Saturday at the state Golden Gloves championships at Lincoln Park Recreation Center.
Lopez, competing in the 119-pound weight class, outpointed Hignacio Quezada of the Normandie/Denker boxing club to win a unanimous decision in the Southern California final.
The 19-year-old began boxing in 1993 and has a record of 11-3. Lopez, who trains at the Los Angeles Youth Athletic Club, is coached by Delfino Rodriguez.