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    Johnny Tapia...is gone

    Johnny Tapia

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/boxing-...-20120528.html

    I enjoyed his fights. Man he had a rough childhood and died the way he lived. R.I.P

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    What terrible weekend for boxing. Some people live hard and burn bright. RIP

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    I wasn't into boxing when he was active but I have seen a few of his matches. May he rest in peace.

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    Well, sad stuff. I remember watching some fights he had in the 90's. Definitely always entertained. However, reading up on his life now I guess this pretty much had to happen at some point.

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    Definitely sad, especially when you factor in the likelihood of it involving drugs. Also horribly sad about Paul Williams' accident.

    RIP Tapia

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    Terrible story. I followed his tempestuous career in the boxing press (US) and Boxing News (UK weekly). His wife saved him at least once.

    Tragic. RIP Johnny.

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