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Johnny Tapia


Five-time WBO world champ who had an archive of 59-5-2. He kept the WBO Super Flyweight Tournament from Oct 12, 1994 to Dec 5, 1998. He began boxing at age group 9 to flee a troubled years as a child. He started acquiring medicines early in his profession, as well as the habit advanced as he aged. Both of his parents had been murdered when he was youthful, and he grew up by his grandmother. Monte Barrett can be another WBO boxing champ.

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Full Name Johnny Tapia
Date Of Birth February 13, 1967
Place Of Birth Albuquerque, NM
Height 1.68 m
Weight 58 kg
Profession Boxer
Nationality American
Spouse Teresa Tapia
Children Johnny Tapia II
Parents Virginia Tapia, Jerry Padilla
Star Sign Aquarius

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11983 National Golden Gloves light flyweight champion. 1985 National Golden Gloves flyweight champion. WBO Super Flyweight Champion (October 1994 - December 1998), IBF Super Flyweight Champion (July 1997 - December 1998), WBA Bantamweight Champion (December 1998 - June 1999), WBO Bantamweight Champion (January - September 2000), IBF Featherweight Champion (April - November 2002). Suspended from boxing due to cocaine abuse.



HBO Boxing2012TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode
NBC Sports Network Fight Night2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode



Top Rank Live2011TV SeriesHimself
The After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2007TV SeriesHimself - Boxer (segment "Still Fighting")
ESPN Top Rank Boxing1994TV SeriesHimself

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