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 Johnny Lee Tapia

Johnny Lee Tapia

Birth
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Death 27 May 2012 (aged 45)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 90857900 · View Source
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American five-time world boxing champion. He compiled an impressive 150-12 amateur record. As a professional, he captured five world titles in three separate weight divisions. He reigned as WBO junior bantamweight champion (1994-1998), IBF junior bantamweight champion (1997-1998), WBA bantamweight champion (1998-1999), WBO bantamweight champion (2000) and IBF featherweight king (2002). Known for his passionate fighting style, the fan-friendly Tapia posted a pro record of 59-5-2 (30 KOs).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John E. Mahon, Jr.
  • Added: 28 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90857900
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Lee Tapia (13 Feb 1967–27 May 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90857900, citing San Jose de Armijo Cemetery, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .