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January 10, 2013
R.i.p
January 09, 2013
Johnny, You're Were One Of A Kind. May Your Beautiful But Troubled Soul Finally Have Found The Peace It Deserved & Spent So Long Searching For But Was Unable To Find Here. You Loved 'Burque & 'Burque Loved You. Thank You Johnny For Sharing With Us All The Gift You Mastered That God Blessed You With What An Incredible Boxer You Were, You Leave Behind An Unforgettable Legacy Of Memories For Us All Thank You & To Teresa You're One Unbelievable Lady Who Abounds With Strength Beauty Wisdom & Knowledge You Were The Other Half The Better Half The Disciplined Half Of Johnny That Made Him The Champion He Was & He Let It Be Known To All That He'd Be Nothing Without You The Love Dedication & Devotion You Showed That Man Spoke For Itself Words Weren't Necessary He Truly Met His Match With You & That Kind Of Love Is Forever Something That Most Of Us Never Get To Experience Thank You For Being A True Inspiration To Us All & Thank You For Continuing With Business & Keeping The Dream & Johnny's Legacy Alive In Spirit God Bless You And Your Family What A Class Act You Are.
Mi Vida Loca Por Vida
September 10, 2012
My family and I were introduced to Johnny after Johnny and his family moved to Farmington. I really enjoyed becoming good friends with Johnny, Teresa, the grandmas, and the kids. Johnny and Teresa treated us just like family. My wife made Johnny a birthday cake for his 40th birthday. Johnny and I had lots of great times together. We prayed together, laughed together and shed a few tears together, and enjoyed the countless hours that he would spend with me showing me the scrapbooks of his incredible boxing career. The biggest joy I had was training with Johnny. I needed to drop a few pounds and asked him if he would train me and get me into boxing shape. It was so much fun having Johnny teach me how to hit the bags, jump rope, hitting the mitts, and teaching me the strategy that made him a world champion five times over. Its not every day that you get trained by a five time world champion. When Johnny and his family moved back to Albuquerque he changed his phone number and I lost contact with him. My family and I were so sad to hear that Johnny passed on. Johnny loved the Lord in a big, big way. I know one thing for sure Johnny is heaven chewing on a straw wearing another championship belt that his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gave him when he got there. We continue to keep Teresa and the family our prayers.
Miss you Champ.
Your friend
Big Mike aka The Big Daddy from Cincinnati
July 19, 2012
You were so sweet Johnny, I can't believe you are gone :( You are in a better place. I will never forget when we were younger and you were teaching me how to punch, you told me to punch you in the face and I didn't want to but you kept insisting, so I did and your mouth bled, I got scared and started apologizing and you just laughed and said now that's a punch. You may be gone but never will you be forgotten.. R.I.P JOHNNY..
July 10, 2012
May you rest in peace
June 28, 2012
Celebrate life now champ
June 26, 2012
I didn't know you Johnny, but your mom and my husband (Tony Wright)were first cousins. My husband always talked about your mom and you and I truly regret that I never got to meet you. Our son (David Wright)ran into you a while back at Big Boys Toys and you and he had a wonderful time talking about being Primos. He will never forget that. I pray that you are at peace now and you are finally happy. Such a tragic life you had. Watch over all of us from Heaven and I will finally meet you when we meet in Heaven. God bless your wife and children.
June 24, 2012
Rest in peace Johnny
June 12, 2012
Tapia Familia Forever
June 12, 2012
back in his mom's arms again......rip johnny
June 11, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of one of the greatest fighters and my personal favorite! I never knew you but it feels like I've just lost a brother! I will celebrate your life and my deepest condolence goes out to his family. "the love doesn't stop, bcuz scares fade". R.I.P. c u when I get there!
June 08, 2012
Friend of JR Sandoval, jr talked about Johnny and was so proud of him. Just remember that he is now your angel whom will watch over you and your family,we are only here on earth on borrowed time, you will see your loved one again. Just take it day by day, when you miss him just light a candle and say a prayer it helps.
June 08, 2012
Goodbye, Johnny....You will be greatly Missed...

Glenn Arndt
June 08, 2012
Rest In peace Johnny tapia..You will never be forgotten. Orange County Calif.
June 07, 2012
Will always love you jhonny from the Cruz family alberto adrian alberto ramona RIp johnny tapia always in our hearts
June 06, 2012
June 05, 2012
My condolences to the tapia family,
Sorry for your loss I was a fighter from rhode island back in the 80s and I watched Johnny every time he fought and was able to watch it.Life was cruel to Johnny at an early age and Johnny attacked life and fought challenges like he fought opponents with blood ,guts, and tenacity.Johnny you touched alot of life's in your 45 years and your missed by your fans more than you'll ever know.may god watch over Theresa and the kids and grant them comfort in this difficult time.My Vida Loca you can truly rest in peace now.Thanks for the memories Johnny.
June 05, 2012
May god bless the Tapia family. My prayers r with u in your time of need. Johnny was a good guy. May he rest his soul. U r missed. From the Maestas family..
June 04, 2012
God bless you Johnny will miss you the powerplus family
June 04, 2012
Johnny Tapia will be missed as a boxer and our Condolences to the Tapia family may God bless you. from the Flores boxing club in Deming New Mexico
June 04, 2012
God Bless you Johnny,and your family we love you,and you will be missed. Thank you for your companion that you had. You were real,and the Lord loves you! The Gutierrez family!
June 04, 2012
God Bless you,you will be missed. Johnny you
were loved,and I'm sure you will be missed.
You were blessed from up above with the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ. You were of companion,and that's what we all need. Bless your wife Teresa,and your family. Love you,rest in peace!
June 04, 2012
Rest in peace. We will miss you, our champion always.
June 04, 2012
R.I.Paradise Johnny Tapia
June 04, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the entire family, let God be for you a refuge and strength to help you copy during the difficult times ahead, may He provide you with peace and comfort . Psalms 46:1
Robin
June 04, 2012
I'm sure everyone will miss ur entertaining ways in & out of the ring, GOD bless u & ur family.
June 04, 2012
May God Bless your family in their time of grief,and may you rest in Peace.GOD BLESS YOU.
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
Mi Vida Loca
In Loving Memory Of Johnny Tapia

Everybody Stumbles, And Everybody Falls,
Some Of Us Have Nothing, While Others Have It All
Some Live In The Shadows, While Some Live In The Light
What Matters In This Crazy Life, Is How You Fought The Fight

Johnny Lived His “Vida Loca” Best Way He Knew How
Giving Every Ounce He Had, Before He'd Take A Bow
Finding Good In Everyone, Though Sometimes Hard To Find
It's The Legacy He Yearned For, It's What He Leaves Behind

His Battered Face Could Not Conceal, The Pain He Held Inside
He Tried To Smile As If To Say, Not Me, I Never Cried
Hands Of Steel That Thundered, With Power At Every Blow
For His Beloved “Burque”, The City He Loved So

Pride Ran Through His Every Vein, More Prominent Than Blood
Righteous, Strong, And Valiant, Like A Wild Stallion Stud
Life Could Not Contain Him, For He Was Like No Other
A Husband And A Father, To Everyone A Brother

Cast The First Stone, If You Must, Though First Be Without Sin
But Jesus Who So Loved Him Said, “Mi Hito, Come On In”
And If You Must Pass Judgment, First Walk In His Shoes
Then Let Him Rest, Everyone Knows, That He Has Paid His Dues

A Peace Life Could Not Give To Him, Became His Very Own
Beyond Life's Earthly Burdens, With His Mama, At God's Throne
In A Place Where There's No Title, No Belt, No Final Round
Where His Spirit Found Eternal Peace, He Lies On Sacred Ground

Author ~ Margie Martinez
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broncos7@windstream.net
June 03, 2012
Rest in Paradise.... He's Shining fr above... May God Bless his Familia..In Loving Memory alwas n forever.Amen
June 03, 2012
Rest in Pardise Champion Tapia....
June 03, 2012
R.I.P. JOHNNY!
June 03, 2012
May you rest in peace Johnny. You will never be forgotten.
June 03, 2012
johnny, may you rest in peace. u truly were a warrior. May God take care of your family now. always a fan. Gloria Alvarado from HOBBS, N.M.
June 03, 2012
June 03, 2012
Johnny, I respected you as a champion, but more as a wonderful human being. You were a class act in loving your neighbor. You will always be known as the peoples champion. Till I see you in Heaven watch over us brother.
Joe Jimenez
June 03, 2012
Forever our champion you will always be with us in our hearts. For that is where you touched us the most. Last time i saw you was at cottonwood buying school chlothes for nephews. You gave me a huge hug and told me to stay strong then gave me a shirt. You were always about helping others. God bless your wife and kids along with all of us who always believed in you. Watch over us from above and welcome us home when we are called
June 03, 2012
Jhonny I will always remeber you laughfing and nodding to the fans while you were fighting. You will always be the Champ Of NEW Mexico.
June 03, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 03, 2012
que dios este con jhonny descanse en paz
June 03, 2012
Just thanks for caring for others first then trying to help yourself. You are the original Archetype a true fun loving professional man who just happened to be truly great boxer. Thanks for caring so much for other people. Your smile, talent and kindness will remembered.
June 02, 2012
you will be rememberd as a true warrior inside and outside of the ring. rest in peace my brother,my prayers are with you and for your family.
June 02, 2012
johnny was a true champion he never forgot where he came from and always had time for us fans rest in peace mmi amigo we'll miss you!The sedillo family
June 02, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Johnnys family. Rest in Peace and we all know you love the place you have entered into
June 02, 2012
R i p johnny
June 02, 2012
"FOREVER A CHAMPION"....R.I.P JOHNNY TAPIA....YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS THAT..."A CHAMPION"...
June 02, 2012
May you rest in peace .
June 02, 2012
Never met u but Johnny tapia was an inspiration. A fascinating guy and truly charasmatic character. They dont make em like they used Johnny u will always be remembered and within a couple of years i gaurentee your life will be told in hollywood. R.I.P and condolences to family , freinds and the boxing world
June 02, 2012
Johnny! Thank you being the people's, Albuquerque's, and New Mexico's CHAMPION. Rest easy, your work is done. We will take it from hear Champ. To Teresa and Familia, GOD BLESS, and STAY STRONG! as he would say.
June 02, 2012
I have always thought the world of Johnny. I met him a couple of times and he was sooo sweet. I am so sad that he passed away. I followed his career and clipped any newspaper clippings on him. I pray God comforts his family. With much love and respect, Marie Pacheco, Albu NM
June 01, 2012
You will be missed johnny !godbless the tapia family and the boxing world and rome will never forget you!
June 01, 2012
the great johnny in nd out the right the champ are champ the 505 streets will miss you and never forget you rip
June 01, 2012
From two homeboys and long time boxing fans who know the true meaning of mi vida loca, may you rest in peace
June 01, 2012
My family will always remember you here in Las Cruces NM. My son & family were blessed to meet you in person, I was blessed to talk to you by phone and loved it when you called me "Jefita" with all due respect to my son. I will cherish the photo of you with my Grandson forever & am proud to show it off. We've always been a big fan of yours and will always hold you and your title near in heart. Rest in peace Johnny Tapia. To the family of Johnny... God give your hearts peace.
June 01, 2012
Wow my heart is very sadden to that he is gone he had a great smile and will be missed my prayers are with his family my God hold you close
May 31, 2012
To the Tapia family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you, during this very difficult time. Johnny will always be our champion. May he rest in peace.
May 31, 2012
God speed Champ!! You were a great fighter!!!
May 31, 2012
My condolences and deepest sympathy to his wife and family. Johnny will always be a champ.
May 31, 2012
To The Family Talpia Would like to say how sorry we are to here about johnny he was our hero he was the best boxer ever and he will be missed our prayers are with you all from the Segovia Family In Albuquerque New Mexico
May 31, 2012
Johnny, You made hispanics proud of the legacy that you left behind. We always loved to watch you box on the ring. You are a true hero! Theresa, May God Bless You & All of Johnny's Family.He is resting in peace now.

With Love,
Adam & Ruby Salas
& Family
May 31, 2012
JOHNNY TAPIA GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN WE LOVE YOU S MONTOYA (ESPANOLA N.M)
May 31, 2012
My sincere and deepest condolences and prayers go out to the tapia family may Jesus comfert your hearts in this time of grief and pain but look up and no he's smiling down on u and his children but for now just remember the times u shined together my prayers are with you theresa and your presious children god bless you all and johnny rest in peace in your new eternal paradise with Jesus Christ---%@ @%---(champ)
May 31, 2012
To the Tapia family, my deepest condolences. He was one in a million. Truly New Mexico's most successful boxer.
May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012
Johnny, My heart goes out to you and your family, May God watch over your Beautiful family untill you all meet again, I hope you finally found solace in your battles with your "VIDA LOCA" here in "BURQUE", Rest In Peace My Friend.. Till We Meet Again....
May 31, 2012
RIP JOHNNY TAPIA U WAS DA GREATEST!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 31, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Tapia family....We sure are going to miss you out here in Albuq.....Johnny you are a great Champ and a Hero in my eyes.....growing up with you in Wells Park will always be remembered.......R.I.P
May 31, 2012
To the tap[a family, there are no words to express of your loss. Johnny will be missed he was a great boxer.
May 31, 2012
Being from alb new mexico now living in los angeles I would love to tell johnny wife that my heart feels for her lost I to am very sadden by the untimely death of johnny tapia but remmber this in god we all trust an your day shall one day come to again be with your husband keep god close to your heart may god bless you an your kids
May 31, 2012
to Johnny Tapia Family our condolences, Johnny will always be a champion R.I.P My Friend.
May 31, 2012
To the Tapia Family: We knew Johnny only thru watching his boxing matches on TV. We were some of his greatest and most loyal fans, and we are so saddened to hear of his death. May the Lord bless you and comfort you during this very sad time. May Johnny be resting in peace with our Lord.
May 31, 2012
May you rest in peace Johnny, and to your beautiful wife and children, may they find peace and consort in this hard time...
May 30, 2012
My condolences and deepest sympathy to the Tapia Family. May God continue to watch over you during these troubling days. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you in camp in 2008....RIP Champ!
May 30, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Tapia Family...you are all in my prayers. I got to spend three months with Johnny during our training camp in 2008, and it was a pleasure meeting the entire family and hanging around the gym/house...RIP Johnny....May God continue to watch over your family and loved ones.
May 30, 2012
sorry to hear of johnnys death.. may god grant you and your family peace..
May 30, 2012
Always enjoyed watching you fight you were such an inspiration in the ring. May your family find peace and comfort in God. Are prayers are with them.
May 30, 2012
May 30, 2012
RIP Johnny tapia
May 30, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Tapia family during your time of grief. I'll keep ya'll in my prayers. RIP Johnny
May 30, 2012
Johnny, we met at the age of 13 at Albuquerque High School, later in the years when we met up again, you were as genuine as I remembered, you always stayed true. I grew up with you and Jakie Valencia and understood you...and never once questioned nor judged you because of what went on in your life...only "YOU" knew the pain of what you were going through. I know that you are in a better place, with your mother and at peace. I will always pray for you and your family. You will be greatly missed as you are and always will be a legend to many.
May 30, 2012
Theresa and family, I will never forget Johnny and his love to my sons being my next door neighbor, (8908 Goldstone Ave) Johnny was always the light of our family. He was so warm and loved my sons, he made a very good impression on them. Josiah was just telling me he wanted to talk to Johnny, we were looking for him on FB and the like just early this month, but anyways, we love you, from Pastor Ron, Jamia, Renard, Aaron, Jimmel, Josiah and Ronnie. Love you! Take your sleep Johnny.
May 30, 2012
I remember the last time I saw Johnny, was at church. He was wearing a red shirt and had on glasses..I kept looking and when alter call was called Johnny came up to the front and the pastor prayed over him....I have comfort that Johnny Tapia is in heaven.Its by Gods grace that we are saved. Its his free gift to us. Ill never forget that day..God Bless the Tapias..
May 30, 2012
I first met Johnny during his forced sabbatical. I worked at a group home we had a boxing bag he asked to come over and punch it with the kids he was so down to earth
May 30, 2012
I hope you can find Peace Champ. Condolences to your family, friends and fans.
May 30, 2012
r.i.p johnny.
May 30, 2012
No words can heal our loss of such a great man!! Let's keep his memory alive by trying to be strong and humble as he was! My deepest sympathy to his wife, children, family and close friends! May you find the strength within each other and God! God bless!
May 30, 2012
Sending condolences and prayers for your family. Soon after his first world title i ran into Johnny at a crowded resturant in Abq. Reached out to shake his hand but stumbled for his name. He couldnt have been more kind and friendly. Where someone could have easily been arrogant or rude he was beyond accommodating, shook my hand and humbly..quietly said Johnny. Stayed with me and always will. A true champion and class act. Wishing you peace on your journey brother.
May 30, 2012
i knew you well and i know the real you. you will never be forgotten and now you can spar with all the greats in the golden ring with your mom in your corner. now your at peace my friend and your legacy will never be forgotten. a true warrior and at the same time on of the most giving persons to ever live. R.I.P
May 30, 2012
You have won the ultimate title, and no one can take that away. May the peace you could not find on earth be yours in heaven. Rest In Peace ~ You are a fine example of humility and pure kindness and goodness.
May 30, 2012
I met you once here in Las Vegas, NM when you came to train for a fight. You happened to be at Walmart and you were surrounded by fans and wellwishers. You were signing autographs and you were so kind, friendly and cordial with everyone. I thought to myself, "Wow! He is such a recognized fighter and he is so humble." I immediately became one of your fans and well wishers. We all have suffered such a great loss with your passing! I am deeply saddened but greateful to have met you. My heart goes out to all your family and friends. Go in peace, Johnny, and may the gates of heaven open for you.

Helen A
May 30, 2012
Theresa, Children and all the family: We all mourn Johnny's passing. We pray for you during this difficult time and ask the Lord to be your strength. God bless you always, ANTHONY and PAULA MARTINEZ, Albuquerque, NMi
May 30, 2012
RIP Johnny. May you be at peace now. Watch over your family. You were and will remain a champion to the state of New Mexico and the world.
May 30, 2012
Theresa, Children and all the family: We all mourn Johnny's passing. We pray for you during this difficult time and ask the Lord to be your strength. God bless you always, ANTHONY and PAULA MARTINEZ, Albuquerque, NMi
May 30, 2012
OMG, how sad, I loved watching Johnny box, he was one of the great ones. Peace be with you Johnny on your final travels. I send my sympathies to his family and pray that they have the strength that they need to endure their loss. Love ya Johnny
May 30, 2012
Wow,Johnny peace be with you! You where the one of the Greatest of your time. I will never forget you.
May 30, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Tapia family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
May 30, 2012
my condolences to the family and friends, rest in peace tapia. what a champ you still are.
May 30, 2012
My condolences to the Tapia family. I watched Johnny fight in NM and Las Vegas, NV. It was always, with great pride and excitement to watch and cheer for Johnny! It was amazing to see the crowd from different states and different walks of life cheering! I will always remember the crowd cheering: Johnny! Johnny! Johnny! I was always proud to be part of this, as were many other NM fans. He was our Albuquerque (505) Champion and will always be! Theresa, May God watch and guide you and your family through your time of lose. You are a very special person and truly an angel from heaven as is Johnny. Always, formally Fire Inside Productions, Angela Sanchez
May 30, 2012
to a nice guy God bless
May 29, 2012
RIP in Champ...May you find the peace and happiness that you could not find in this world. Prayers and heartfelt condolences to your family. Love you.
May 29, 2012
Theresa, sorry to hear about Johnny, I tried to call you, but no one answer. love you tia nancy
May 29, 2012
My sincerest sympathies to your loved ones that are left behind....praying that you found eternal peace.
May 29, 2012
Condolences to the Tapia familia. He is in a better place. He will be truly missed.
May 29, 2012
Our condolences to the entire Tapia family. Johnny was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Johnny will be missed. May he rest in peace & live forever in God's graces.
May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012
Condolences and Prayer's for Johnny and His family. He was a Boxer that new how to keep his fans on there toes and he delivered everytime.Win or Lose. He was always Burque's Finest. So many laugh's, so many smiles. Cousin you will be missed by all that loved you. Teresa may God look down upon you and give you strength to get through this ordeal with your children. Prayer's from Tia Lorraine Tapia-McAfee and Mr.& Mrs. Michael McAfee, cousins. God's Blessing's your way.
May 29, 2012
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time...Please accept my condolences God Bless You and your family. I loved seeing his fights. I'm a great big fan of his.
May 29, 2012
You were a hero to many kids that looked up to you and you will be greatly missed. My condolences to your wife and children.
May 29, 2012
Tapia family and familia,take comfort in the thought that Johnny is not suffering anymore.He is safe in GOD,S loving arms .He will forever be in our hearts. Our deepest condolances to family and friends Lucinda Padilla&family( Albuquerque, NM)
May 29, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 29, 2012
May you rest in Peace, My condolences to Johnny, and your family."
May 29, 2012
Johnny, you were loved by many people, not only in NM, but throughout the United States. You were a great fighter and had a beautiful heart. Our condolences to the family and may God Bless you all.

The Valdez Family, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
May 29, 2012
May You Rest in the Comfort of the Angels May you dwell in the House of the Lord Forever-Thanks for the Memories Miss You CHAMP
May 29, 2012
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one but family and friends can carry you through this painful time.(Isaiah12:2)
May 29, 2012
With love and respect for you, Johnny, and your family.
May 29, 2012
johnny, you are loved all over the world.we will miss you,but we know you are in good hands with the lord, and your loved ones.my prayers are with the family.
May 29, 2012
May you rest in peace, you will be greatly missed!! Your light will shine forever in our hearts! My thoughts and prayers are with the Tapia family! GOD BLESS!!
May 29, 2012
One on the Greatest. RIP
May 29, 2012
Rest in peace Johnny on the journey to freedom our deepest sympathy to the family left behind.
May 29, 2012
Be with the Lord n finally b at perfect peace. Gain strength family. You're not alone !
May 29, 2012
Johny will not only be remembered as a boxing legend but as a very kind, caring compassionate person. You will be greatly missed. -Theresa (New Mexico)
May 29, 2012
Johnny you were truly the people's favorite!! You lite the house up when you walked into the ring. So glad I saw your last fight, electrifying!! Lots of love & peace waiting for you......The Lord Bless the Tapia Family....KLE
May 29, 2012
He was a great man. May perpetual light shine upon him.
May 29, 2012
RIP Johnny,you'll be greatly missed, our condolences to the Tapia Family.
May 29, 2012
Great fight to the finish line you always went that extra mile
May 29, 2012
Our condolences to the Tapia Family, May you RIP Johnny, now in the arms of your mother, and heavenly father may you find the peace that you richly deserve, i wish we would have had the opportunity to have met you, and seen one of your fights, but never got to, and as to had found out we were actually related, you'll never be forgotten. Were also from New Mexico.
May 29, 2012
Rip, Johnny. God bless ya and your family.
May 29, 2012
Thanks Johnny for always taking time for your fans and for making it clear that you were one of us. Though you were Burque's best, El Chuco (El Paso,Tx) loved and embraced you like one of it's own. May you now fully grasp the Father's love for you...respectfully, lil ray
May 29, 2012
One of the BEST of the BEST!!
R I P my friend.
May 29, 2012
Heartfelt condolences to his wife, his children, his family and friends.

Jeanne O.
May 29, 2012
i want to say that Johnny Tapia was great champion on and off the ring. I also want to thank him for heping my family when my brother die aswell.thank you Johnny for having a great heart. from The Saucedo family
May 29, 2012
Condolences to your family and loved ones RIP Johnny
May 29, 2012
To the family and friends of Johnny Tapia. Please accept my deep sorrow for the loss of your loved one. It is only by God that we can truly be comforted. May God give you all peace during this time.
May 29, 2012
Thughtful prayers
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Godbless you
BOXER
JohnnyTapia
As I never met you..
What if
no one knows why..
Just know that our
Thoughts go out to you
and your family & many
more Dearest to you
Rest in peace Spiritually
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May 29, 2012
May God's word give you strength during this difficult time.
May 29, 2012
Hope you rest in peace
May 29, 2012
Champ, RIP. In Heaven you win all your fights, and you always have your belt.
May 29, 2012
Johnny, you fought the good fight, you'll never be forgotten, "Rest In Peace" my friend........ P.C. Lopez (Coalinga, Ca.)
May 29, 2012
Doesn't seem that long ago, Bel-Air Elementary school, fighting in the mesa on Candelaeria Blvd on the way home . . . .. God Bless Johnny. RIP
May 29, 2012
Rest In Peace
May 29, 2012
May Johnny finally be at peace. My deepest sympathy to Teresa, the kids and all the Tapia family.
May 29, 2012
To the GREATEST!!
Our prayers & condolences to you and your loving family. May your soul rest in peace.
May 29, 2012
New Mexico will always and forever Love you Johnny and God Bless you for all you did to help out those kids that need you in their lifes
May 29, 2012
Johnny, you were a great man and boxer. I was your fan always. Thanks for all that you gave. You will be loved and missed. With deepest sympathies to the Tapia Family. RIP Johnny Tapia
May 29, 2012
Your fight is finally over and your life will now begin. You will now have the peace you faught so hard to find. God bless you now and always..
May 29, 2012
Johnny you will always be remembered. RIP , may the Lord bless and keep your family and give them strength to get through this hard time .
May 29, 2012
Rest in peace.
May 29, 2012
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
May 29, 2012
R.I.P
May 29, 2012
God Bless Johnny, I remember you meeting you at the age of ten years old,you were so full of energy, along with your sister and grandparents (my uncle Mike). Rest in peace.
May 29, 2012
may you rest in peace. God bless you johnny.
May 29, 2012
RIP Johnny...You gave Boxing fans their Monies worth every time you fought.
May 29, 2012
Johnny may u rest in peace..... MY deepest sympathy to your whole family may god give u the strenght to carry on and may God bless you all
May 29, 2012
R.i.p.
May 29, 2012
Rip Johnny Tapia you are in a better place now you wont suffer or been pain! God bless the family its going to be hard will keep praying for u all!
May 29, 2012
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire Tapia family---we loved Johnny and greive for him. Johnny's family will be in our prayers now and in the many months to come---please contact us for anything---we are here for you--505-263-8858-Mr & Mrs Michael Shepherd ( Pastor Frenchie )
May 29, 2012
A Letter To Johnny Tapia: I limit myself to talking about you on the internet as what we shared was very special and private. We had quality time together. You were a wonderful friend and we love you dearly---We cry for you Johnny and grieve---you are truely a angel and we love you ! I can't hug you but God and your MaMa can----Until we meet again----goodnight Johnny. Sleep well.
May 29, 2012
To one of the greatest people to have blessed this earth. He endured more than any one person should ever have to endure and he had nothing but love and respect for everyone he met. I had the privilege of meeting him once.
May 29, 2012
Teresa & boys as well as both sides of the family May God bless you all and keep you strong. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Johnny many years ago, then running into him and Teresa several different places, enjoyed seeing them when they lived in Las Cruces which I miss now. My sincere condolences to all the Tapia's, Gutierrez, Padilla's and all other extended family
May 29, 2012
Johnny you were loved by so many people not only because of your great fighting skills, but because you were a great guy with a big heart.
May 29, 2012
After so much pain you are finally home... Rest in peace in heaven with jesús christ and your loved ones you have longed to see, god bless your family, and freinds today and always.
May 28, 2012
Rest in peace johnny .. we love u n miss u we have had good times .. well keep them close to our hearts .. god received another angel ...
May 28, 2012
God Bless You Johnny.
May 28, 2012
Johnny Tapia through all life's battles you were one of the greatest fighters ever. Rip.
May 28, 2012
Johnny, one day I was coming from Las Vegas, NV and you were walking to the back of the plane, I gave you my hand and said, "Hey Johnny, what's up!?" you gave me a "Five" and gave me a big smile, you were a people's person. Your life has not been easy, now you are with your momma, nephew and brother in law, R.I.P. May all the angels embrace you with their love!!!
May 28, 2012
will miss u cuz god bless u!!!
May 28, 2012







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May 28, 2012
You'll be missed JT. Thanks fpr teaching me how to box and other things. You are one of my idols
May 28, 2012
Johnny is a person I will remember forever! The energy, the most energetic person I know. I got the chance to know him. He trained me, taught me everything I know with my dad and my cousin Chris. He's taught me boxing and matter how many times you get knocked down you can always pick yourself up. I'm a miss you Johnny. You got a place in my heart. Have fun up there with everyone and your mother.
May 28, 2012
We love and will miss you johnny. God bless you thersea love the boys. Johnny rest in peace your in a better place now.
May 28, 2012
GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF MR.JOHNNY TAPIA. AND THAT MR.JOHNNY TAPIA REST IN PEACE. PLEASE EXCCEPT MY CONDOLENCES . JOHNNY WAS ONE OF MY FAVORIT BOXERS AND A HOME BOY .
May 28, 2012
So sad a great one had to leave us...deeply miss...Love always!!
May 28, 2012
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
“In time, the heart heals, leaving us with memories —
not of our sorrow, but of the love we have ...

L. G. West Palm Beach, FLA 33407
May 28, 2012
God bless you Johnny. You are in Gods hands.
May 28, 2012
I pray that at last you have found peace from all the torment that you suffered, I was pleased that at one time I had met you and had the privilige to keep you in my prayers may you rest in the arms of Jesus who loves you unditional
May 28, 2012
So am 65 years old and if I had a son, it would be him. I am saddened that he is gone. I am from Albuquerque buy live i Cali...I will miss him...
May 28, 2012
Please accept my condolences and may the peace of God that excels all thought comfort the family members at this time.
May 28, 2012
'may the Perpetual Light shine upon him.'
thanks champ for the many boxing thrills you gave us & your big heart. your troubles are over my friend.
May 28, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Tapia family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
May 28, 2012
Johnny,
Mi hito. I didn't know you only through the papers, tv & internet, I always prayed for you because I felt a connection with you. You were magic. I wanted to write your life story because of how much I admired you. You had a passion few know. God be with mi hito, now you are with your mom in heaven.
May 28, 2012
Good-by Johnny ....may you rest in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Ken Reviere( Carencro,La.)
May 28, 2012
R.I.P. Johnny. You were one of the best fighters. May you rest in peace in Heaven. I have always been a fan and had the honor of meeting you in 1998. My prayers go out to the family during this difficult time that you all may have strength and comfort. God Bless You all.
May 28, 2012
You will be remembered as one of the all time greats in and out of the Ring. God Bless you and your surviving Family.

Peace,
May 28, 2012
Rip johnny tapia your still the champ....
May 28, 2012





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To Johnny TapiaFamily
Living life
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to over come any Addiction'
So sorry to read he has Died
Hes in no more'pain
Blessed with a Spiritual journey
rip GodBless you Boxer'Johnny Tapia
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May 28, 2012
I never met the man but under dog or not in the ring he allways had my vote. R.I.P Johnny.
My heart goes out to the family
May 28, 2012
May the the peace Of The Almighty God comfort your family
May 28, 2012
One of the best fighters ,ever.RIP.
May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012
Rest in peace Johnny Tapia.
May 28, 2012
May it comfort you to know that God cares about your sufferings and grants 'peace that excels all thought'.

Sincerely,
May 28, 2012
To the family of Johnny Tapia. Although I never met him he was always one of my favorites. There was never a question whether or not he came to fight. I am saddened by your loss. May he be at peace...Anthony Malella White Salmon,Wa.
May 28, 2012
our deepest sympathy to the family. my first cousin joan tapia was related to mr. tapia.may he rest in peace. buddy and helen dimas stockton, california.
May 28, 2012
Will never be forgotten always in our hearts was a great WBO CHAMP IN OUR HEARTS
May 28, 2012
I watched Johny fight many times and the article on line is 100 percent right. The more he had struggles outside the ring, the more i liked him. The guy overcame so many odds at different points of his life and still manages to be a great fighter! Thats talent and now God has one of his greatest creations back with him. RIP
May 28, 2012
May your friends and family bring you comfort and help you through this difficult time, and may the hope to see your loved one again bring you peace.
May 28, 2012
I would not miss a Tapia fight, he was the best. Its a sad day for a boxing great and a serious loss to his family. He will be missed.
May 28, 2012
RIP
May 28, 2012
To the Tapia family our hearts are with you.Johnny had more heart than any boxer that I have ever seen,and everytime that I would drive my truck through New Mexico I would think about Johnny.God bless Johnny and the Tapia family.
May 28, 2012
To the family of Johnny Tapia may God give you comfort and peace by means of prayer - Philipians 4:6,7. My deepest sympathy
May 28, 2012
God Bless Johnny and his family he was a great fighter, we will miss him. God Bless!
May 28, 2012
The Real Deal----Hard Core---R.I.P. Johnny--- Semper Fi Joel Strickland Abbeville, Al.
May 28, 2012
rip johnny
May 28, 2012
I knew Johnny since he was little @ Wells park, He was so determined to live a good life through his Uncle's and his family. I will never forget the night he won his first championship. He will always be a part of my life. I pray for family and his soul. "WE ALL LOVED YOU JOHNNY may Gods Angels take care of you!!!
May 28, 2012
RIP..Loss of a great fighter..
May 28, 2012
May God bless all the Tapia Family.
Rest In Peace, Johnny.
May 28, 2012
REST IN PEACE. YOU PAID YOUR DUES AND YOU WERE GREAT FIGHTER. SEMPER FI.
May 28, 2012
My condolences to the family of Johnny. amy the God of all comfort be with the family. 1 Cor 1:3,4 Keep a positive attitude and remember the good times that you had with him.
Taylor, McKenzie,TN
May 28, 2012
Johnny was A fighter all the way to the end.
R.I.P.
May 28, 2012
The best showman in the ring, heart of gold, RIP Johnny.
May 28, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. During this most difficult time may your loving memories bring a smile to your face, as you turn to God as a source of strength and refuge to help you cope and comfort you.
Psalms 46:1
Deepest Sympathy, Robin
May 28, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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