Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tapia Has Got Some Fights Left in Him.(Final)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

Return Bout May Come in August BOXING

After mulling it over for months, Johnny Tapia has decided to box again -- but only a few more times.

Tapia (52-3-2), a five-time world champion, has not fought since Nov. 1, when he lost a unanimous decision to Marco Antonio Barrera at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Tapia, who has long battled a drug problem, was hospitalized and was on life support in January for what is believed to be an overdose.

Since then, Tapia has said he was uncertain if he would fight again.

''this something he's been thinking about,'' said Teresa Tapia, Johnny's wife who also serves as manager. …

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