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John Lee Anthony Tapia (Febru – ) was an American professional boxer who competed from to He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the unified IBF and WBO super flyweight titles between and , the unified WBA and WBO bantamweight titles between and , and the IBF featherweight title in Losses: 5. Read the best books by Johnny Tapia and check out reviews of books and quotes from the works Mi Vida Loca. I knew Johnny, who wrote a searing biography with screenwriter Bettina Gilois, Mi Vida Loca: The Crazy Life of Johnny Tapia, that pulled no punches. I highly recommend the book. Johnny Tapia was never going to make it alive into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He had way too many addictions, way too many demons. The only place Tapia ever felt peace was in .
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After two dozen years, police have closed the book on the murder case of boxing champ Johnny Tapia's mother. But the suspect they've identified won't be brought to justice for the death of Virginia Gallegos. He was killed in a traffic accident in Bernalillo County sheriff's homicide detective Bobby Rohlfs. NOTE: Johnny Tapia died one year later, in May , from heart failure. According to his wife, no drugs were found in his system. He would have been 50 years old today. Johnny Tapia's wife said Wednesday that the former world champion boxer died of heart disease earlier this a Tapia said Monday that . The widow of world champion boxer Johnny Tapia said she’s afraid for her emotional Teresa Tapia told reporters Thursday she’s lived as .
Boxer Johnny Tapia was found dead Sunday in New Mexico, this according to local police. Family members say Albuquerque police were summoned to Tapia's house at PM Sunday by a family member. “Johnny sees things well,” Freddie Roach, Tapia’s trainer and a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, said in an interview with Sports Illustrated in “Sometimes by the book, it. Johnny Tapia’s many fights — in and out of the ring — were often played out in public. He had many critics who pointed to his drug problems and questioned why the media gave him so much. The safest place Johnny Tapia ever found in life was being assaulted inside a boxing ring. That tells you a lot about what he called “Mi Vida Loca,’’ my crazy life. He could have just as easily called it “Mi Vida Triste,’’ my sad life. No one who knew him would have argued either way.