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January 10, 2013
R.i.p
January 10, 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

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