SHOWTIME SPORTS® TO AIR JOHNNY TAPIA TRIBUTE
AT THE TOP OF THE SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP
BOXING TELECAST ON JUNE 23
Live on Saturday, June 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on the West Coast)
NEW YORK – Before this Saturday’s welterweight clash featuring Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez,
SHOWTIME Sports® will pay tribute to Johnny Tapia with a short-form piece airing on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m.
Following Tapia’s nine appearances on SHOWTIME, the premium network’s archives contained multiple hours of intimate footage featuring New
Mexico’s favorite fighter, some of which never before seen. In memory of the three-division champion’s captivating life journey, the tribute will chronicle
Tapia’s exhilarating – as well as heartbreaking – underdog tale that endeared him to boxing fans worldwide.
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photo galleries, complete telecast information and more, visit the website at http://sports.SHO.com.
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