Albuquerque City Councilors decided to rename an Albuquerque community center after boxing legend Johnny Tapia.

Albuquerque City Councilors decided to rename an Albuquerque community center after boxing legend Johnny Tapia.

From KRQE.com

"The gym at Wells Park Community Center at Fifth Street and Mountain where Tapia trained is already named after him, but the center itself would become the Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park.

At Monday night’s meeting, the fighter’s widow said Tapia would be touched by the honor.

“Everything was done there. He rode his first bike there. He learned how to throw his back flips there. He had his first kiss there. We were married there. There is a lot of history with Johnny and Wells Park,” Teresa Tapia said."

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