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RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on the close to 2014, their New Year’s wishes for 2015, Al Haymon, Johnny Tapia, the heavyweight division, the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder fight, mythical matchups, and other boxing subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

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.