Johnny Tapia Remembered at IBHOF 2017 – This past weekend saw the Canastota, New York, International Boxng Hall of Fame conduct their annual induction ceremonies and Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia was among the inductees.
Tapia enters the IBHOF posthumously, having passed away on May 27th, 2012 at the age of 45. He enters the Hall with a pro boxing record of 59-5-2 and world title reigns in three different weight classes. Tapia described himself as being both “famous and infamous” in his 2006 autobiography “Mi Vida Loca” and his story takes him from a rough upbringing in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the heights of the boxing world and back.
Johnny Tapia Remembered at IBHOF 2017
Members of the Tapia family were present at Tapia’s induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Tapia’s wife Teresa spoke at the podium during the ceremonies and our TBC cameraman Marcelino Castillo was there to capture the raw footage. Tapia married Teresa in 1994 and the coupled had three children.
R.I.P. Johnny Tapia, gone but not forgotten.
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