It was also a good year for the grim reaper, who worked OT collecting fight game notables. Johnny Tapia's turbulent existence came to a halt on May 27; "Mi Vida Loca" was a tortured soul on this earth, who used the ring, and illicit substances, to divert himself from dark thoughts and memories. The five-time champ's heart had enough, and stopped ticking in New Mexico. He was 45 years old.
---Michael Woods, on Twitter here.
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