ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —
Teresa Tapia said on Wednesday that her late husband, five-time world boxing champion Johnny Tapia, did not die of a drug overdose, despite his long history of drug abuse.
Tapia’s physician said he died of heart disease and hypertension at a press conference at Team Tapia boxing headquarters on San Mateo Place in Albuquerque.
Johnny Tapia was found dead in his Albuquerque home in late May.
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