Showtime Will Air Tapia Tribute on Friday

BY The Sweet Science ON June 19, 2012
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SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO AIR JOHNNY TAPIA TRIBUTE

AT THE TOP OF THE SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP

BOXING TELECAST ON JUNE 23

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Live on Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast)

NEW YORK (June 19, 2012) – Before this Saturday’s welterweight clash featuring Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez, SHOWTIME Sports® will pay tribute to Johnny Tapia with a short-form piece airing on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Following Tapia’s nine appearances on SHOWTIME, the premium network’s archives contained multiple hours of intimate footage featuring New Mexico’s favorite fighter, some of which never before seen. In memory of the three-division champion’s captivating life journey, the tribute will chronicle Tapia’s exhilarating – as well as heartbreaking – underdog tale that endeared him to boxing fans worldwide.

For information on SHOWTIME Sports, including exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, visit the website at http://sports.SHO.com.

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