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Johnny Tapia

W L D
59 5 2
30 KOs 1 KOs
last 6


bouts 66
rounds 473
KOs 45%
 
global ID 1160
US ID019018
birth nameJohn Lee Tapia
aliasMi Vida Loca
born 1967-02-13
death date2012-05-27 / age 45
debut1988-03-28 / age 21
divisionsuper flyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 6″   /   168cm
reach
65″   /   165cm
residence
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
birth place
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
2011-06-04
130¾Mauricio Pastrana134¼35 15 2
Hard Rock, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
 77-73 77-73 76-74
Tapia down in round 6, Pastrana down in round 8.
2010-09-24
128½Jose Alonso135¼32 14 2
Hard Rock, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:43   referee: Rocky Burke
vacant International Boxing Council Americas lightweight title
2010-03-06
128Jorge Alberto Reyes13621 27 3
Ohkay Casino, San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, USA
W TKO4/0
 W  
TKO
4/0
  
time: 1:09   referee: Joe Valencia
2007-02-23
126Evaristo Primero11714 9 1
Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W MD10/10
 W  
MD
10/10
  
referee: Rocky Burke   judges: Margaret Garcia 98-92, Levi Martinez 96-94, Lorenzo Saiz 95-95
2005-09-16
126Sandro Marcos12623 13 2
Aragon Ballroom 1106 W Lawrence, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LKO2/10
 L 
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:59   referee: Genaro Rodriguez   judges: Ted GimzaBill LerchMatthew Podgorski
Marcos Sandro pulls upset in Main Event over veteran Johnny Tapia
2005-04-15
124¾Frankie Archuleta124¾24 4 1
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Russell Mora   judges: Anita Aragon 96-94, Margaret Garcia 96-94, Levi Martinez 96-94
2005-01-22
127Nicky Bentz125½36 3 2
Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
judges: Glen Rick Crocker 98-92, Raul Ortega 96-93, Freddy Ledesma 92-97
2004-03-05
126Frankie Archuleta12622 4 1
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico, USA
LSD10/10
 L 
SD
10/10
  
referee: Tony Rosales   judges: William Gantt 92-98, Levi Martinez 94-96, James Bagshaw 96-95
2003-09-26
126Carlos Contreras12519 7 3
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
judges: Cordy SanchezEsther LopezJames Bagshaw
Scores: 98-92, 96-94, 99-93.
2002-11-02
126Marco Antonio Barrera12655 3 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Jay Nady   judges: Chuck Giampa 112-116, Bill Graham 110-118, Dave Moretti 110-118
2002-04-27
125¾Manuel Medina12660 11 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Steve Smoger   judges: Tony Paolillo 115-113, George Colon 115-113, Melvina Lathan 114-114
IBF World featherweight title
2002-01-19
126Eduardo Enrique Alvarez12629 4 0
York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 1:22   referee: Richard James Davies
2001-06-30
125½Cesar Soto12654 9 3
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:47   referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Bill GrahamPatricia Morse JarmanDave Moretti
2001-03-17
124Cuauhtemoc Gomez12348 8 0
Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W RTD6/10
 W  
RTD
6/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Al Martinez   judges: Jim AsheWilliam GanttLevi Martinez
2000-10-07
124Paulie Ayala12330 1 0
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Richard Steele   judges: Chuck Giampa 113-115, Jerry Roth 113-115, Keith MacDonald 112-116
Bout made at a catchweight of 124 pounds.
2000-05-06
118Pedro Javier Torres11832 14 8
Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Rocky Burke   judges: Lorenzo Saiz 118-107, Ted Gimza 119-105, Richard Green 119-106
WBO World bantamweight title
2000-01-08
117¾Jorge Eliecer Julio117¾42 1 0
The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mike Ortega   judges: Manuel Maritxalar 118-109, Jose Rivera 116-111, Levi Martinez 119-108
WBO World bantamweight title
1999-06-26
118Paulie Ayala11827 1 0
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
LUD12/12
 L 
UD
12/12
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Fernando Viso 113-116, Duane Ford 113-116, Guy Jutras 114-115
WBA World bantamweight title
1999-04-24
123Alberto Martinez12336 25 2
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:43   referee: Larry Chavez   judges: Stan GallupAl MartinezVickie Uhlenbrock
1998-12-05
118Nana Yaw Konadu117½39 3 1
Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Frank Cappuccino   judges: Uriel Aguilera 116-111, John Poturaj 115-112, Franco Priami 114-114
WBA World bantamweight title
1998-08-29
119Carlos Francis Hernandez11914 4 0
Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Joe Cortez   judges: Bill Graham 99-91, Glenn Trowbridge 99-91, Al Siciliano 99-90
1998-02-13
115Rodolfo Blanco11529 11 1
The Pit - UNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Tony Rosales   judges: Bill Ray 119-108, William Gantt 120-107, Harold Gomes 120-107
WBO World super flyweight title
IBF World super flyweight title
1997-12-13
115Andy Agosto11514 1 0
Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, Florida, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Frank Santore Jr   judges: Rocky Young 120-108, Robert Cox 117-111, Hugo Penice 119-109
WBO World super flyweight title
IBF World super flyweight title
1997-07-18
114Danny Romero11430 1 0
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Mitch Halpern   judges: Glen Hamada 115-113, Jerry Roth 116-112, Clark Sammartino 116-112
WBO World super flyweight title
IBF World super flyweight title
1997-03-08
115Jorge Barrera11518 7 1
Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
time: 1:58   referee: Tony Rosales   judges: Al Munoz 20-18, Dr Ruben M Garcia 20-18, Robert Gonzalez 20-18
WBO World super flyweight title
1996-11-30
114Adonis Cruz114½25 2 1
Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Al Martinez   judges: Al Munoz 116-113, Rocky Burke 117-111, Hugo Penice 119-113
WBO World super flyweight title
1996-10-11
115Sammy Stewart113½14 5 2
Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO7/12
 W  
TKO
7/12
  
time: 1:44   referee: Jay Nady   judges: Tom Miller 60-54, Bill Graham 59-55, Duane Ford 59-55
WBO World super flyweight title
1996-08-17
114½Hugo Rafael Soto11445 3 2
Sports Stadium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Tony Rosales   judges: Jose Roberto Torres 118-110, Al Munoz 118-110, Dennis Nelson 119-110
WBO World super flyweight title
1996-06-07
115Ivan Alvarez11412 2 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/12
 W  
TKO
8/12
  
time: 1:31   referee: Richard Steele   judges: Chuck Giampa 70-63, Nelson Vazquez 70-63, Jerry Roth 69-64
WBO World super flyweight title
1996-04-30
121Ramon Gonzales12111 4 1
San Antonio, Texas, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 0:45   referee: Ruben Carrion   judges: Gale E. Van HoyRoy OvalleSteve Jaramillo
1996-02-03
115Giovanni Andrade11517 2 0
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA
W TKO2/12
 W  
TKO
2/12
  
time: 2:26   referee: Raul Caiz Sr   judges: Dave Nelson 10-9, Horacio Bakemon 10-9, Tomas Vasquez 10-9
WBO World super flyweight title
1995-12-01
115Willy Salazar11442 22 1
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
W RTD9/12
 W  
RTD
9/12
  
time: 3:00   referee: Raul Caiz Sr   judges: Aaron Kizer 89-81, Lou Moret 89-81, Juan Baez 89-81
WBO World super flyweight title
1995-10-19
118Raul Rios11527 10 2
Boulder Station Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Kenny Bayless   judges: Davey Pearl 100-90, Dalby Shirley 100-90, Lou Tabat 100-90
1995-09-09
116Jesse Miranda11511 3 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
 99-91 97-93 99-91
1995-07-02
114¼Arthur Johnson114¾11 2 0
Johnson Center Gym, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W MD12/12
 W  
MD
12/12
  
referee: Ismael Wiso Fernandez   judges: Nelson Vazquez 116-112, Al Munoz 114-114, Tomas Vasquez 115-113
WBO World super flyweight title
1995-05-06
115Ricardo Vargas11421 4 2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
DTD8/12
 D 
TD
8/12
  
referee: Mills Lane   judges: Clark Sammartino 66-66, Bill Graham 66-66, Dalby Shirley 68-64
WBO World super flyweight title
1995-02-10
114¾Jose Rafael Sosa114½15 9 5
The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Ismael Wiso Fernandez   judges: Aaron Kizer 118-109, Rafael Lopez Santos 117-110, Nelson Vazquez 120-107
WBO World super flyweight title
1994-12-08
116½Rolando Bohol117¼34 14 3
Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:21   referee: Larry Chavez   judges: Rocky BurkeWilliam GanttVickie Uhlenbrock
1994-10-12
114½Henry Martinez11516 1 1
The Pit, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO11/12
 W  
TKO
11/12
  
time: 1:23   referee: Dennis Nelson   judges: James Condon 98-92, Al Munoz 97-93, Tomas Vasquez 97-93
vacant WBO World super flyweight title
1994-07-15
115Oscar Aguilar1152 11 0
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W TKO3/12
 W  
TKO
3/12
  
NABF super flyweight title
1994-06-24
114Rafael Granillo114½15 4 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO9/10
 W  
TKO
9/10
  
time: 2:15   referee: Marty Denkin
1994-05-05
113½Antonio Ruiz113½13 4 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
judges: Henry Elesperu 100-90, Lou Moret 100-90, Jose Cobian 97-93
1994-04-15
115½Arturo Estrada11617 11 1
Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Larry Chavez   judges: Hugh BishopSandy PinoDan Sisneros
1994-03-27
114Jaime Olvera2 13 0
Expo Square Pavilion, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
W KO4/8
 W  
KO
4/8
  
time: 1:08   referee: Kevin Champion
1990-10-26
114Santiago Caballero11434 8 1
Lujan Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TD7/12
 W  
TD
7/12
  
referee: Robert Ferrara   judges: Hugh Bishop 59-55, Joe Garcia 58-56, Jerry Hanson 59-55
USBA super flyweight title (supervisor: Al Goodman)
Fight stopped due to accidental thumb in the eye of Tapia.
1990-09-20
114Luigi Camputaro11322 4 0
Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD12/12
 W  
UD
12/12
  
referee: Richard Steele   judges: Joe Garcia 119-109, Cindy Bartin 120-108, Bill Graham 119-110
USBA super flyweight title (supervisor: Robert Whitesal)
1990-07-27
114Jose Montiel11333 3 1
Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO9/12
 W  
TKO
9/12
  
time: 2:07   referee: Carlos Padilla   judges: Bill GrahamDave MorettiCindy Bartin
USBA super flyweight title (supervisor: Jim Stevenson)
Montiel stopped on 3-knockdown rule.
1990-06-21
115Pablo Valenzuela11519 1 3
La Mancha Athletic Club, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO5/12
 W  
KO
5/12
  
time: 2:36   referee: Al Munoz   judges: Robert CoxHoward RicheyJoe Garcia
USBA super flyweight title (supervisor: Mike Cusimano)
1990-05-10
114Roland Gomez114½21 3 0
Harrah's Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
W TKO11/12
 W  
TKO
11/12
  
time: 1:27   referee: Mills Lane   judges: Bill GrahamBurt A. ClementsKeith MacDonald
USBA super flyweight title (supervisor: Robert Whitesal)
1990-03-16
114Abraham Garcia2 13 0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W KO1/0
 W  
KO
1/0
  
1990-02-16
112Jesus Chong1149 1 0
Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
 80-73 79-73 78-74
1989-12-01
117½Martin Perez Ramirez1195 1 0
Hacienda Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Davey Pearl
1989-11-17
114½Prudencio De Jesus0 1 0
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
referee: Nico Perez
1989-10-17
115John Michael Johnson115½7 3 0
State Fair, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Al Munoz   judges: Greg Hughes 78-74, Robert Cox 79-75, Aaron Kizer 78-75
1989-08-19
116Hugo Partida1191 10 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1989-06-17
114½Josefino Suarez1164 3 1
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
referee: Merv Nephew
1989-03-23
118Fred Hernandez1187 1 0
Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
Behind on points, Tapia spectacularly flattens Hernandez with three seconds remaining. An unconscious Hernandez is saved by the bell, but knockdown turns the verdict.
1989-02-17
115Abner Barajas1150 3 0
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
W TKO2/0
 W  
TKO
2/0
  
referee: Mike Sanchez
1988-12-01
115¼Simon Contreras118¼4 5 2
Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA
W UD8/8
 W  
UD
8/8
  
1988-10-14
116Jorge Salinas1170 1 0
Caesars Palace, Sports Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W TKO1/0
 W  
TKO
1/0
  
1988-09-29
113Manuel Martinez1151 6 1
Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
referee: Pat Russell
1988-09-16
113Miguel Martinez1104 1 0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
W KO1/6
 W  
KO
1/6
  
time: 2:02
Per Commission report, Martinez suspended for 45 days.
1988-06-30
114½Martin Perez Ramirez115½1 0 0
Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA
W TKO1/6
 W  
TKO
1/6
  
1988-05-16
117Norberto Ayala1191 6 0
Centre Plaza Holiday Inn, Fresno, California, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
referee: Terry Smith
1988-04-11
113James Dean1167 0 0
Centre Plaza Holiday Inn, Fresno, California, USA
W UD6/6
 W  
UD
6/6
  
Tapia is knocked down in this fight
1988-03-28
118Efren Chavez1186 1 0
Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, USA
DMD4/4
 D 
MD
4/4
  
referee: Burton Gillium   judges: Gwen Adair 38-38, Chuck Hassett 37-39, John Thomas 39-39
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No Contest
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