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Johnny Tapia's Widow Marries Boxer's Half Brother

By Michael Krosnov

The widow of former world champion Johnny Tapia has remarried. KOB-TV reports representatives for Teresa Tapia confirmed Sunday that she married Johnny Tapia's half-brother, Jeffrey Padilla.

Tapia died at his Albuquerque home in 2012. Investigators said there were no indications of a drug overdose or alcohol use but that the 45-year-old former fighter likely developed medical complications from past illegal drug use.

Tapia spokesman Julian Jiron says the marriage came "out of love, respect, and the preservation of the family and Johnny's legacy." A wedding photo showed Teresa Tapia and Jeffrey Padilla joined by Johnny's sons, Johnny Tapia Jr. and Lorenzo Tapia.

In a statement, Teresa Tapia said she decided that marrying Padilla would be best for the children, for a continuation of their sense of family.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FeFist on 01-07-2014

It's not difficult to understand how the two ended up together; however I wouldn't expect the people on this site to understand. When a husband passes away it is not unnatural for his brother to step in and support his…

Comment by Weebler I on 01-07-2014

[QUOTE=croz;14109288]Boxing fans are funny. [B]Make a black joke and everyone laughs.[/B] Reference the bible and everyone starts quoting scripture. I'm guessing this is not a liberal fan base.[/QUOTE] A black joke as in a racial joke, or dark humour?

Comment by croz on 01-07-2014

Boxing fans are funny. Make a black joke and everyone laughs. Reference the bible and everyone starts quoting scripture. I'm guessing this is not a liberal fan base.

Comment by JD88 on 01-07-2014

Damn at least la vieja esta hubiera esperado un poco mas>>> I bet there were cojiendo behind close doors...

Comment by -=Shade=- on 01-07-2014

[QUOTE=richardt;14107032]Kind of odd but if misery loves company, they both were miserable by Tapia's loss and found some things to cling to.[/QUOTE] Before the age of the car, working women, and the welfare state it was really common for practical…

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