John Lee Anthony Tapia (February 13, 1967 – May 27, 2012) was an American pro boxer who competed from 1988 to 2011. He held multiple world titles in 3 weight divisions including the unified IBF and WBO superflyweight titles between 1994 and 1998, the unified WBA and WBO bantamweight titles between 1998 and 2000, and the IBF featherweight title in 2002. His 1999 loss by decision to ) Paulie Ayala was named the fight of the year by the prestigious Ring magazine. He was inducted yo the international Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017, rest in peace champ.
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