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RingTv image Video: Remembering Johnny Tapia through art

Video: Remembering Johnny Tapia through art

A little over 17 years ago, Johnny Tapia solidified his claim as the best 115-pound fighter on the planet (and arguably all time) by outpointing hometown rival Danny Romero. Artist Tyler Streeter was drawn to Tapia’s fighting spirit in the ring and in life as so many others were. He captures Tapia’s nobility with this timelapse painting movie.

RingTv image Remembering boxing’s departed

Remembering boxing’s departed

The sport of boxing lost some of its most colorful characters — including iconic figures such as Emanuel Steward, Carmen Basilio, Angelo Dundee, Teofilo Stevenson, Bert Sugar, Hector Camacho and Johnny Tapia – in 2012.