ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson once called Albuquerque’s Johnny Tapia one of the greatest fighters ever, according to a long obituary in The New York Times today.
Tapia was found dead at his Albuquerque home on Sunday of still-unknown causes. He was 45 years old.
Below, listen to the 911 call from Tapia’s wife on Sunday, and view the Journal’s slideshow of Tapia throughout the years.
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