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Tapia’s tragic story told by HBO

If you followed boxing in the 1990s, you probably remember Johnny Tapia. The former super flyweight and bantamweight champion from Albuquerque, N.M., was known for his entertaining style in the ring and a self-destructive lifestyle outside it.

Pacquiao fighting for legacy

Manny Pacquiao didn’t need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing’s biggest lottery.

Stiverne patiently awaits next fight

If Bermane Stiverne has learned anything during his brief reign as a heavyweight champion, it’s patience. Stiverne, who won the vacant World Boxing Council title May 10 with a sixth-round technical knockout of Chris Arreola, has a mandatory title defense against undefeated Deontay Wilder.

Western High’s Gutierrez seeks first belt today

The 25-year-old lightweight, a Western High School graduate, fights for his first belt tonight, facing Rashad Ganaway of Little Rock, Ark., in the eight-round main event of an outdoor card at Sunset Station, co-promoted by Pochiro Boxing and former world champion Roy Jones Jr. At stake is the World Boxing Council’s USA 135-pound title.