Johnny Tapia was elected Tuesday to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Johnny Tapia would have turned 50 next May, and I have no doubt that had he still been alive, he’d be begging for just one more fight. Boxing saved the lives of countless fighters over the years, but none moreso than Tapia.
Julian Williams celebrates his win over Joey Hernandez on April 4, 2015. It was a half a lifetime ago, but Julian Williams can recall the ride home vividly. Williams was the final kid in the car as his coach drove down Roosevelt Boulevard.
According to White, however, Cyborg shot down their attempts. “What’s crazy about that is this, I offered Cris Cyborg a title fight at 145 pounds a month ago,” White said during the most recent episode of UFC Unfiltered.