Showtime Statement on Johnny Tapia
Press Release / June 1, 2012 - 1:29pm
As friends, family and the boxing community prepare for a public memorial service in honor of the late Johnny Tapia, SHOWTIME Sports sends its deepest condolences to all those who were touched by one of boxing’s most remarkable warriors. The former three-division world champion fought on SHOWTIME nine times over his career and left an indelible impression on all that met him.
“We want to send our thoughts and prayers to the Tapia family in this time of loss,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports. “A man small in stature but gigantic in heart and personality, Johnny’s memory will remain with all that knew him and keep us smiling for years to come – just as he did in person.”
The Tapia family has announced a public memorial service in Johnny’s honor to be held on Sunday, June 3, at the University of New Mexico’s THE PIT. (Viewing from 6:30pm; memorial service at 8pm). The Pit is located on the University's South Campus on University Boulevard and Cesar Chavez in southeast Albuquerque.