Report: Five-time Boxing Champ Johnny Tapia Dead At 45
Sad news from the boxing world. From Fight News:
The Albuquerque Police has told KOB-TV in Albuquerque, N.M. that boxing legend Johnny Tapia, 45, was found dead inside his Albuquerque home earlier today. Sources close to the Tapia family have confirmed.
The five-time world champion, known for his battles with cross-town rival Danny Romero, Paulie Ayala, Marco Antonio Barrera and a host of other great champions, was New Mexico’s greatest champion – and longest-running fighter in state history.
My thoughts are with his family at this time.