Johnny Tapia

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Birthday
13, 1967
Birthplace
Albuquerque, NM
Death Date
May 27, 2012 (45)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
13, 1967
Birthplace
Albuquerque, NM
Death Date
May 27, 2012 (45)

About

Five-time WBO world champion who had a record of 59-5-2. He held the WBO Super Flyweight Championship from October 12, 1994 to December 5, 1998.

Before Fame

He started boxing at age 9 to escape a troubled childhood.

Trivia

He started taking drugs early in his career, and the habit progressed as he aged.

Family Life

Both of his parents were murdered when he was young, and he was raised by his grandmother.

Associated With

Monte Barrett is another WBO boxing champion.