Johnny Tapia boxer

Johnny Tapia boxer
bouts
66
won
59
lost
5
draw
2
Status
inactive
Division
super flyweight
Debut
1988-03-28
Height
5′ 6″/168cm
Reach
65″/165cm
Age
45
Born
1967-02-13
Death
2012-05-27
Nationality
USA

Tapia was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Mexican American parents. His father had reportedly been murdered while his mother was pregnant with him. When he was eight years old, his mother, Virginia, was kidnapped, raped, repeatedly stabbed, and left for dead by her assailant. Raised thereafter by his grandmother, Tapia turned to boxing at the age of nine.Tapia had an outstanding amateur career, winning the 1983 and 1985 National Golden Gloves tournaments at light flyweight and flyweight, respectively.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
2011-06-04 Mauricio Pastrana WLLLLL Hard Rock, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
2010-09-24 Jose Alonso LLLWLL Hard Rock, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
2010-03-06 Jorge Alberto Reyes LLDLLL Ohkay Casino, San Juan Pueblo WIN
Technical knockout
2007-02-23 Evaristo Primero WLLDLL Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque WIN
Majority decision
2005-09-16 Sandro Marcos WWLLLL Aragon Ballroom 1106 W Lawrence, Chicago LOST
KO
2005-04-15 Frankie Archuleta WWLLWW Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
2005-01-22 Nicky Bentz WWWWDL Dodge Arena, Hidalgo WIN
Split-decision
2004-03-05 Frankie Archuleta WLWWLL New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas LOST
Split-decision
2003-09-26 Carlos Contreras LLWWDL Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
2002-11-02 Marco Antonio Barrera WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOST
Unanimous decision
2002-04-27 Manuel Medina WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Majority decision
2002-01-19 Eduardo Enrique Alvarez WWWWLL York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
2001-06-30 Cesar Soto WWWLLD Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
KO
2001-03-17 Cuauhtemoc Gomez WWWWWL Convention Center, Albuquerque WIN
Corner retirement
2000-10-07 Paulie Ayala LWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOST
Unanimous decision
2000-05-06 Pedro Javier Torres LWLDWL Pan American Center, Las Cruces WIN
Unanimous decision
2000-01-08 Jorge Eliecer Julio WWWWWW The Pit, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1999-06-26 Paulie Ayala WWWLWW Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas LOST
Unanimous decision
1999-04-24 Alberto Martinez WLLWWL Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
KO
1998-12-05 Nana Yaw Konadu WWLWWW Convention Center, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
1998-08-29 Carlos Francis Hernandez LWWWWL Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1998-02-13 Rodolfo Blanco LLLLWW The Pit - UNM, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-12-13 Andy Agosto WWWWWL Amphitheater, Pompano Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-07-18 Danny Romero LWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1997-03-08 Jorge Barrera WWWWWW Convention Center, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
1996-11-30 Adonis Cruz WWWWWW Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1996-10-11 Sammy Stewart LWLWWW Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1996-08-17 Hugo Rafael Soto WLWWWW Sports Stadium, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1996-06-07 Ivan Alvarez WLWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1996-04-30 Ramon Gonzales LWWWLL San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
1996-02-03 Giovanni Andrade WWWWWW Great Western Forum, Inglewood WIN
Technical knockout
1995-12-01 Willy Salazar LWWWLW Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
Corner retirement
1995-10-19 Raul Rios LLWLLL Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1995-09-09 Jesse Miranda WLLWLW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1995-07-02 Arthur Johnson WLLWWW Johnson Center Gym, Albuquerque WIN
Majority decision
1995-05-06 Ricardo Vargas WWLWDW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas DRAW
1995-02-10 Jose Rafael Sosa WWWWLW The Pit, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1994-12-08 Rolando Bohol WLWWWL Convention Center, Albuquerque WIN
KO
1994-10-12 Henry Martinez WWWWWW The Pit, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
1994-07-15 Oscar Aguilar LLWWLL America West Arena, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
1994-06-24 Rafael Granillo LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
1994-05-05 Antonio Ruiz WWWLLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
1994-04-15 Arturo Estrada LLLLWW Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
1994-03-27 Jaime Olvera LLLLLL Expo Square Pavilion, Tulsa WIN
KO
1990-10-26 Santiago Caballero WWWLLL Lujan Building, Albuquerque WIN
1990-09-20 Luigi Camputaro LLWWLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1990-07-27 Jose Montiel WWWWLW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1990-06-21 Pablo Valenzuela WWDWLW La Mancha Athletic Club, Phoenix WIN
KO
1990-05-10 Roland Gomez WWLLWW Harrah's Tahoe, Lake Tahoe WIN
Technical knockout
1990-03-16 Abraham Garcia LLLWLL Civic Plaza, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
1990-02-16 Jesus Chong WWWWWL Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-12-01 Martin Perez Ramirez WLWWWW Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-11-17 Prudencio De Jesus L Civic Plaza, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
1989-10-17 John Michael Johnson LWWWWL State Fair, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-08-19 Hugo Partida LLLLLL State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque WIN
KO
1989-06-17 Josefino Suarez WWDWLL Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-03-23 Fred Hernandez WWWWWW Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
Unanimous decision
1989-02-17 Abner Barajas LLL State Fair Pavilion, Albuquerque WIN
Technical knockout
1988-12-01 Simon Contreras WLLWWL Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
Unanimous decision
1988-10-14 Jorge Salinas L Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
1988-09-29 Manuel Martinez WDLLLL Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
KO
1988-09-16 Miguel Martinez WLWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas WIN
KO
1988-06-30 Martin Perez Ramirez W Marriott Hotel, Irvine WIN
Technical knockout
1988-05-16 Norberto Ayala WLLLLL Centre Plaza Holiday Inn, Fresno WIN
KO
1988-04-11 James Dean WWWWWW Centre Plaza Holiday Inn, Fresno WIN
Unanimous decision
1988-03-28 Efren Chavez LWWWWW Marriott Hotel, Irvine DRAW
Majority decision