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With a win against Oscar Valdez, Jason Sanchez Would Become the Sixth New Mexican to win a World Title

In Facing Oscar Valdez, Jason Sanchez Will be the 11th New Mexican to Fight for a World Title It will be a tall task for Jason Sanchez to dethrone undefeated WBO Featherweight Champion Oscar Valdez. In doing so, he will join an elite list of five other boxers from the state of New Mexico to […]

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SWFight.com’s Greatest Boxers and Mixed Martial Artists In New Mexico History

SWFight.com set to unveil its list of the Top 25 greatest boxers and mixed martial artists in New Mexico combat sports history We have exciting news fight fans! Southwest Fight News had been looking for a fun project that the fight community will enjoy reading and discussing and we believe we have found one that New Mexico fight […]

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City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County to Honor Johnny Tapia on September 23

Wells Park Community Center to be renamed “Johnny Tapia Community Center as Wells Park” on September 23 The City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department will host a celebration at the Wells Park Community Center on September 23 to commemorate the renaming of the center to “Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells […]

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Johnny Tapia to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame

Johnny Tapia to Become First Native New Mexican Fighter to join the International Boxing Hall of Fame Johnny Tapia, Evander Holyfield, and Marco Antonio Barrera headline the International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Today, it was announced that the late Albuquerque, New Mexico native, Johnny Tapia, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of […]

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Greatest Championship KOs in Albuquerque-Fighter History

Where does Holly Holm’s KO of Ronda Rousey rank on our list of greatest Burqueño championship bout knockouts? Burqueños have been holding their heads up high and have been thinking they’re allll baaaad since the devastating head kick knockout blow that Albuquerque’s Holly Holm (10-0) delivered to the previously undefeated Ronda Rousey (12-1) en route […]

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Johnny Tapia Documentary “Tapia” Premieres Tonight on HBO

Johnny Tapia Documentary Makes Premiere on HBO Set your DVRs! Tonight is the world television premiere of Johnny Tapia’s biopic “Tapia” on HBO. The documentary provides a first-person narration by the late 5-time world boxing champion Tapia himself as he opens up about his tumultuous life and legendary boxing career months before his passing. The […]

Johnny Tapia Documentary to debut on HBO
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HBO Sports to Debut Johnny Tapia Documentary “Tapia” Dec. 16th

HBO Acquires Biopic That Takes a First-Hand Look into Johnny Tapia’s Tumultuous Life Earlier today it was announced by HBO Sports that the network will be debuting the documentary Tapia on Tuesday December 16th. The biopic, a first-person narration by the late-Johnny Tapia himself, takes a look at the embattled boxer’s personal life and legendary […]

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John Dodson Would Like Same Support Johnny Tapia got at Tingley Coliseum

John Dodson Homecoming at UFC Fight Night June 7th For those of you that lived in Albuquerque through the Johnny Tapia era, you may have felt that Tapia fought in his hometown dozens of times. In total, out of Tapia’s 66 fight Hall of Fame career he would participate in 21 bouts in his native […]

Johnny Tapia Presents: Dia de Johnny Tapia at Hotel Cascada
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Dia de Johnny Tapia Weigh-In Results from Hotel Cascada

Today at Hotel Cascada the weigh-in for Johnny Tapia Presents: Dia de Johnny Tapia took place. Every fighter who hit the scales made weight. The only exception was Brenda Gonzales’ opponent DJ Morrison who was still en route to weigh-in from Colorado. The event tomorrow night kicks off with a slew of amateur fights at […]