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

Johnny Tapia Wells Park

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 Park” in honor of the ...

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Johnny Tapia vs. Danny Romero Fight Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero Gave Albuquerque one its Greatest Sports Moments in 1997 Twenty years ago, one of the greatest moments in Albuquerque sports history took place when the city’s two native boxing sons, Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero, faced off July 18, 1997 at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Thomas and Mack Center in a Super Flyweight unification title fight ...

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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 Fame on June 11 as ...

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Greatest Championship KOs in Albuquerque-Fighter History

Bob Foster, Holly Holm, Johnny Tapia

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 to claiming the UFC Bantamweight ...

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Johnny Tapia Documentary “Tapia” Premieres Tonight on HBO

Tapia documentary

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 premiere is scheduled to air ...

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

Johnny Tapia Documentary to debut on HBO

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 boxing career. The film, executive ...

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Dia de Johnny Tapia Weigh-In Results from Hotel Cascada

Johnny Tapia Presents: Dia de Johnny Tapia at 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 1pm with the pro card ...

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“Pops” Honored for Philanthropic Efforts in New Mexico’s Boxing Community

Pops Tom Crego was Very Close Friend of Johnny Tapia Saturday afternoon, at John S. Crego Memorial Boxing Gym in Albuquerque’s South Valley, longtime New Mexico boxing supporter Tom Crego was honored by friends and family. Commonly referred to as “Pops”, he is mostly recognized for being one of Johnny Tapia’s best friends and closest confidants in the former five-time ...

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“TAPIA” Film Tickets for Albuquerque Premiere on Sale Now

Tickets to the February 13th Albuquerque Premiere of Johnny Tapia‘s biopic “TAPIA”  are on sale. Go get them! The film will be shown inside the Albuquerque Journal Theatre inside the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The Eddie Alcazar directed film takes viewers inside the tortured soul of Johnny Tapia, the five-time world champion boxer whose unprecedented success was overshadowed by drug addiction brought on by ...

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