Skip to comments.Boxer Johnny Tapia Dead at 45
Posted on 05/27/2012 9:54:35 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Boxer Johnny Tapia has reportedly died.
Family members say Albuquerque police were summoned to Tapia's house at 7:45 PM Sunday by a family member who discovered the body.
Cops say the death does not appear suspicious, but an official cause has not been determined.
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RIP, Johnny. Sad life. So many demons.
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Way too young. RIP.
NOW THAT WAS HARD LIFE
FROM ALL THE STORIES IVE HEARD I CANT HELP BUT THINK DRUGS ARE INVOLVED.....DONT THINK HE EVER FOUND HIS BOTTOM
I haven’t followed boxing in ages and I never heard of him but dang, there were some tough events in his life.
***Boxer Johnny Tapia has reportedly died. ****
At least he didn’t debase himself by going into wrestling. (subtle reference to REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT).
May he rest in peace. His childhood was filled with so much trauma and tragedy... so sad.
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I havent followed boxing in ages and I never heard of him but dang, there were some tough events in his life.
There really were some tough things in his life. I’d not heard of him until we moved to Albuquerque. I know many boxers here were mentored and guided by him even though he couldn’t straighten out his own life.
I wonder what happened to him. The article makes it sound like he was alone at home when the police arrived. But I guess with the drug abuse history, it could have been anything.