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Report: Padilla falsified Tapia DNA test

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Saturday at the Civic Plaza, an amateur boxing card will be held in honor of the late amateur and professional champion boxing champion Johnny Tapia. Earlier in the day, Wells Park Community Center will officially be renamed “The Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park.”
Jerry Padilla won’t be at the Civic Plaza, or at Wells Park. Or, if he is, he’ll be in violation of the law.
Friday, KOAT-TV reported that Padilla, who in 2010 was introduced at Tapia’s long-lost biological father, falsified the DNA test that led to the announcement that he was Tapia’s father. Padilla will be required to pay for fraud, breach of contract and attorney’s fees, according to the KOAT report.
In March, the Journal reported that a court-ordered DNA test indicated that Padilla and Tapia could not be related.
According to Bernalillo County District Court records, Padilla has been ordered by the court not to attend the ceremony at the community center or the amateur boxing card at Civic Plaza.
Tapia, a five-time world professional champion and a two-team Golden Gloves national amateur champion, died from heart disease in 2012.
GADELHA LOSES: In Saitama, Japan, Jessica Andrade defeated fellow Brazilian MMA fighter Claudia Gadelha by unanimous decision on a UFC Fight Night card. Gadelha trains in Albuquerque at Luttrell-Yee MMA. Andrade is 17-6, Gadelha 15-3.
The judges’ scores were 30-25, 30-26 and 30-27.

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