Johnny Tapia- What Really Happened To...

Johnny Tapia- What Really Happened To Him

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J Kreutzfeldt

AOL

#1 May 29, 2012
The trauma, anger and disgust over seeing the ultra sleazoid, former Mayor Martin J. Chavez, who is running for Congress, in a political ad portraying a professional prize fighter from New Mexico in Tapia's weight class was too much for his heart and it gave out on him.
LawStruck Down

Los Alamos, NM

#3 May 29, 2012
kevin wrote:
Boxing is not even a sport anymore Crooked fights, pay to be on cards, mismatches, dumbasses. Needs to be abolished!
It basically is. It's only crooked corporations and mafia money keeping it alive, as a pharma doping ground.
hmmmm

Santa Fe, NM

#4 May 30, 2012
what really happened .. he snorted, he died.

Since: Dec 10

Albuquerque

#5 May 30, 2012
I don't think you ever get over watching your mom be murdered, no matter how many knockouts you have.

“US Navy”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#6 May 30, 2012
walterfm wrote:
I don't think you ever get over watching your mom be murdered, no matter how many knockouts you have.
That's not an excuse for the wrongs he did in his life, but he's gone now so lets let him RIP.
not a boxing fan

Flint, MI

#7 May 30, 2012
I am not a boxing fan but I am a New Mexican from Albuquerque. Johnny Tapia may not have been as perfect as some of you here and he never claimed to be. He had his problems which were made public because he was in the public eye but he never denied his addictions or pretended to be something he was not. As one person said, Johnny witnessed the brutal death of his mother at a young age and had to live with that and another person said that was not an excuse for his demons. How many of us would have functioned normally, without it affecting us one way or another, had we witnessed the murder of loved one as an ADULT?

Sadly, Johnny is gone now and his family has to suffer a great loss only to endure more pain when they read some of the cold and judgemental statements that were posted in the previous thread about his death.

My sincere condolences to Johnny Tapia's family, friends and fans. They are the ones who truly knew and loved him. RIP Mr. Tapia

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#8 May 30, 2012
not a boxing fan wrote:
I am not a boxing fan but I am a New Mexican from Albuquerque. Johnny Tapia may not have been as perfect as some of you here and he never claimed to be. He had his problems which were made public because he was in the public eye but he never denied his addictions or pretended to be something he was not. As one person said, Johnny witnessed the brutal death of his mother at a young age and had to live with that and another person said that was not an excuse for his demons. How many of us would have functioned normally, without it affecting us one way or another, had we witnessed the murder of loved one as an ADULT?
Sadly, Johnny is gone now and his family has to suffer a great loss only to endure more pain when they read some of the cold and judgemental statements that were posted in the previous thread about his death.
My sincere condolences to Johnny Tapia's family, friends and fans. They are the ones who truly knew and loved him. RIP Mr. Tapia
That just about perfectly sums it up. Thanks.

May Mr. Tapia rest in peace.

“I Am No One To Be Trifled With”

Since: Jun 09

Dread Pirate Roberts

#9 May 31, 2012
not a boxing fan wrote:
I am not a boxing fan but I am a New Mexican from Albuquerque. Johnny Tapia may not have been as perfect as some of you here and he never claimed to be. He had his problems which were made public because he was in the public eye but he never denied his addictions or pretended to be something he was not. As one person said, Johnny witnessed the brutal death of his mother at a young age and had to live with that and another person said that was not an excuse for his demons. How many of us would have functioned normally, without it affecting us one way or another, had we witnessed the murder of loved one as an ADULT?
Sadly, Johnny is gone now and his family has to suffer a great loss only to endure more pain when they read some of the cold and judgemental statements that were posted in the previous thread about his death.
My sincere condolences to Johnny Tapia's family, friends and fans. They are the ones who truly knew and loved him. RIP Mr. Tapia
Agreed.

“I Am No One To Be Trifled With”

Since: Jun 09

Dread Pirate Roberts

#10 May 31, 2012
J Kreutzfeldt wrote:
The trauma, anger and disgust over seeing the ultra sleazoid, former Mayor Martin J. Chavez, who is running for Congress, in a political ad portraying a professional prize fighter from New Mexico in Tapia's weight class was too much for his heart and it gave out on him.
So you're saying he died laughing?

When I saw the commercial I nearly did the same...
fscott

Florence, AL

#12 May 31, 2012
I think he was a great fighter and I don't know what he died from but I am sure we will hear all about it once the medical tests are completed. Too bad that he is considered the golden boy of the barrio rather than the many young men and women who have achieved success in school or in there chosen careers.

Since: Aug 08

Flint, MI

#14 May 31, 2012
Everyone has had to deal with different circumstances in life, some worse than others. I don't think anyone is trying to take away from those young men and women in the barrio who have achieved success in school or their careers. Johnny Tapia's life, from a youngster until his death, was in turmoil from the time he witnessed his mother's brutal and gruesome death and he had a lot more to deal with than just being a poor kid from the barrio who lost his mother at a young age. I hope he is at peace now....RIP Johnny Tapia.




davy

Sterling Heights, MI

#15 May 31, 2012
my hero and idul.

“Experience Matters!”

Since: Jun 12

Bernalillo County

#16 Jun 2, 2012
It's very important for the community to adopt heroes who are truly pillars of the community. Johnny Tapia, God bless him for what happened to his poor mother, was extremely flawed. You don't want your kid to have a hero who is a habitual drug user, has trouble with the law, and covers himself with jailhouse tattoos from head to toe.
The media, parents, individuals need to be careful in who they choose to have as personal heroes. Character counts!

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