Glen Tapia Recovering From Surgery To Repair Jaw

By Keith Idec

Glen Tapia won’t be able to say much, but that won’t stop the undefeated junior middleweight prospect from Passaic from attending the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito fight Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium.

Tapia, 20, is recovering from surgery Sunday to repair a fractured jaw sustained during his fight Saturday night in Atlantic City. His jaw will remain wired shut for nearly a month and he probably won’t box again until early in the spring.

Tapia suffered the injury during the third round of his six-round fight against sturdy San Antonio journeyman Quinton Whitaker (7-8, 5 KOs) at Bally’s Events Center. A determined Tapia (8-0, 5 KOs) fought through the pain for three-plus rounds and beat Whitaker, 59-55, on all three scorecards.

The fight occurred just a week after Tapia returned from the Philippines, where he served as Pacquiao’s primary sparring partner for his junior middleweight title fight against Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs, 1 NC).

Tapia will travel to Arlington, Texas, as a guest of Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) and Top Rank Inc., Bob Arum’s promotional company. Top Rank is putting the finishing touches on a four-year contract for Tapia, who will continue to be co-promoted by Union City-based Pound-For-Pound Promotions.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by southpaw_07 on 11-05-2010

the guy will probably fight Gamboa next after being fed thru a drinking straw for a month :D

Comment by TuRoK'em on 11-04-2010

[QUOTE=mathed;9519571]Pac weakened it with a hyuduken power uppercut in sparring.[/QUOTE] lmao:rofl:

Comment by mathed on 11-04-2010

Pac weakened it with a hyuduken power uppercut in sparring.

Comment by FerdinandMarcos on 11-04-2010

[QUOTE=Republica;9519495]PAC probable may have pre-fractured it in sparring he just didnt felt it.[/QUOTE]:haha::haha::haha:

Comment by Republica on 11-04-2010

PAC probable may have pre-fractured it in sparring he just didnt felt it.

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