Showtime to honor Johnny Tapia with feature piece during Ortiz-Lopez broadcast

Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime

Before this Saturday’s welterweight clash featuring Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez, SHOWTIME Sports® will pay tribute to Johnny Tapia with a short-form piece airing on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Credit: Tom Casino / Showtime

Following Tapia’s nine appearances on SHOWTIME, the premium network’s archives contained multiple hours of intimate footage featuring New Mexico’s favorite fighter, some of which never before seen. In memory of the three-division champion’s captivating life journey, the tribute will chronicle Tapia’s exhilarating – as well as heartbreaking – underdog tale that endeared him to boxing fans worldwide.

To the dismay – but not to the surprise – of his legions of fans, Tapia recently passed away, after a tumultuous life both inside and out of the ring. But it’s a great of Showtime, the network which Tapia was found on so frequently, to honor him with a video feature during the telecast.

We’ll take a look and remember on Saturday night during the Ortiz vs. Lopez broadcast on Showtime.

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