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Boxing Great Johnny Tapia dies, source says

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Five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia has died, according to a source close to the family.

Albuquerque police were called to Tapia’s house at about 7:45 p.m. by a family member who found a body there, said Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Robert Gibbs, but police couldn’t say with absolute certainty Sunday night that it was Tapia’s body.

The death did not appear suspicious, Gibbs said. An official cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Medical Investigator following an autopsy.

For more details about the life and death of Johnny Tapia, please read “Champ Boxer Dies”.


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