Johnny Tapia Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Johnny Tapia (John Lee Anthony Tapia)

Last Updated: 27 Mar, 2024 | Views: 284

Age: 45

Profession: Boxer

Other Profession(s): Professional Boxer

Famous For: Won Belts At Featherweight, Junior, And World Bantamweight

Higher Education: Graduated

Johnny Tapia Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
13 Feb, 1967 (45 Years 03 Months 14 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New Mexico

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
27 May, 2012

Cause of Death
Congestive Heart Failure

Johnny Tapia Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
John Lee Anthony Tapia was born on February 13, 1967 & died on May 27, 2012. His professional boxing career spanned from 1988-2011. He won multiple world titles in three weight classes. These include the unified IBF and WBO super flyweight titles, the unified WBA and WBO bantamweight titles, and the unified IBF featherweight title. The Ring magazine named his 1999 loss to Paulie Ayala the Fight of the Year. The International Boxing Hall of Fame inducted Tapia posthumously in 2017.
Johnny Tapia Career:
• Tapia's professional boxing career began on March 25, 1988, against Efren Chavez in Irvine, California. Boxing lasted four rounds before the fight was declared a draw.

• Johnny Tapiawon the 1983 New Mexico State Golden Gloves tournament and the 1983 and 1985 National Golden Gloves tournaments at light flyweight and flyweight, respectively.

• Johnny Tapiawon seven bouts in 1990, including an eight-round decision over Jesus Chong, a technical knockout of Roland Gomez in Reno that earned him the USBA super flyweight title, and a twelve-round decision over Luigi Camputaro. 

• Johnny Tapiadefeated Henry Martnez in eleven rounds at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 12, 1994. A former champion, Rolando Bohol, was knocked out in the second round by him. Tapia defeated Jose Rafael Sosa by decision in his first title defense.

• Johnny Tapiaannounced on January 17, 2007, that he would face Ilido Julio in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 23, then retire. Tapia promised to win the bout, promoting it as The Final Fury. Tapia won the fight by majority decision, 98-92, 96-94, 95-95.
Johnny Tapia Championships:
1994- 1998: Unified IBF and WBO super flyweight
1998- 2000: Unified  WBA and WBO bantamweight 
2002: IBF featherweight
Johnny Tapia Unknown Facts:
Johnny Tapiaalso lost some fights with disputed decisions or questionable judging during his career. Various incidents sparked discussions among fans and experts about boxing judging's fairness and objectivity.
Tapia's career was marked by several comebacks following retirements and personal challenges. However, following setbacks, he would often return to boxing, thrilling fans with his tenacity, skill, and heart.

Johnny Tapia Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 168 cm
In Meters 1.68 m
In Feet & Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 58 kg
In Pounds 127 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Johnny Tapia Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Jerry Padilla

Mother's Name
Virginia Tapia

Teresa Tapia

Jeffrey Padilla


Johnny Tapia II

Alissa Mullins-Diaz

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