Glen Tapia Talks Blood Test that Has Him off MSG Card

by David P. Greisman

Results of a blood tests have left junior middleweight Glen Tapia unable to fight Salim Larbi on the undercard of the July 26 card at Madison Square Garden featuring a main event between middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Daniel Geale. spoke with Tapia about it after the July 25 weigh-in, which he didn’t participate in. What happened?

Tapia: “Light blood work. Something that I’ve been having had for 22 fights. It was something that was really minor, but the doctor wrote it, tried to cover his tracks and he wrote it kind of wrong. It kind of made it worse than it was, just to cover his tracks, you know. It just made it look bad.” So what have you had for 22 fights?

Tapia: “I don’t know. It’s something real minor that they said is OK. It’s like some people, if they cut out, or if they bump themselves, they get swollen real big. I’m not like that. Mine’s so minor that you can’t really even tell the difference.” And it’s a condition that you’ve been allowed to fight with before?

Tapia: “Yeah. And it’s a condition that the commission over here doesn’t even bother with. It’s mostly New Jersey. It just made it worse. It just made it worse. I’m just really sad, actually, because of all the fans that’s coming tomorrow. I got so much people coming from New York and New Jersey and Philly even. It just sucks.” When did you find out that you weren’t going to be able to fight?

Tapia: “Right now. It was like f***ing 20 minutes ago.”

(At this point, Carl Moretti of Top Rank, which promotes Tapia, walked by and pulled Tapia away).

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheSurgeonMDMPH on 07-26-2014

Sounds like a bleeding disorder. Hemophilia, Von Wildebrands, etc...

Comment by chepe009 on 07-25-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14795229]word dunn you from jersey? Newark brick city holla lol[/QUOTE] Paterson in the house!!! Lol..tapia fight was the fight that convinced me to attend the fight. Sucks he won't fight. Read a comment on here which actually makes a lot…

Comment by hectari on 07-25-2014

New York is not taking any chance ever since what happened to Magomed. Glen Tapia probably has one of those genetic conditions but if he has been approved for the past 22 fights and had no issue with swelling they…

Comment by koolttt on 07-25-2014

Fishy the way Carl Moretti of TopRank pulled him away like that during an interview...seems like they are trying to hide something. Heres the video of that interview

Comment by sicko on 07-25-2014

Anemia maybe? Hopefully nothing too serious

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