Tapia vs. Ayala, 6/6/99: The Fight in Pictures

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Photos by Journal Staff Photographer Mark Holm and the Associated Press

Johnny Tapia lost his first boxing match June 26th after 48 fights as a professional -- and also lost his world crown.
Paulie Ayala of Fort Worth, Texas, beat Albuquerque's Tapia on a unanimous decision Saturday night to take Tapia's WBA bantamweight world title at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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