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Governor Bill Richardson Releases Statement on Death of Boxing Champ Johnny Tapia

SANTA FE – Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson today released the following statement on the death of boxing champion Johnny Tapia:

“Let us remember Johnny Tapia for his skill in the ring and the thrills he brought New Mexico fans as he won world championship belts. I will always fondly remember his boisterous laugh, his bigger than life personality, and his love for the state and his many fans. May he rest in peace.”

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Caitlin Kelleher Wakefield
Office of Governor Bill Richardson
(505) 988-7140 office
(202) 203-8685 cell

 

             

 

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