During the telecast for this past weekend’s Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez fight, which produced two sensational all-action fights which certainly would have been appreciated by the honoree, the network began things with a special video tribute and feature on Johnny Tapia. You can find the full video of that Tapia memorial tribute from Showtime right here.
Not only did they show some action of Tapia taking care of business in the ring, but more importantly, they spent a lot of time showing him talking about his life outside the ropes, and how much he loved and cherished his family, and how he has always been able to own up to the mistakes he has made, and more. It was a touching tribute, and it’s certainly worth the watch.
If you didn’t get to see it this past Saturday, then be sure to give it a quick watch here, and keep it bookmarked whenever you need to be reminded of Tapia, and the kind of person and fighter that he was.