February 22, 2007

Ive already died four times": The story of boxer Johnny Tapia, who is to step into the ring one last time on Friday, is one that is a "little too dark" for Disney, what with the suicide attempts and overdoses.

posted by Fence to boxing at 04:28 AM - 8 comments

Scorcese would be a better choice than Disney for Tapia's movie.

posted by ChiefsSuperFan at 09:51 AM on February 22

Holy shit. Uh..... (thinking of something intelligent to write) Holy shit?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:33 PM on February 22

Wow. They have got to make a movie out of this guys' life! If Scorsese's not available, maybe De Palma or Stone?

posted by wingnut4life at 02:56 PM on February 22

What Weedy said...

posted by yzelda4045 at 03:16 PM on February 22

Heartwarming. I'm thinking Christmas blockbuster.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:41 PM on February 22

Didn't I see a Simpsons' episode where all that shit happened to Homer? But this would make an excellent movie. I was thinking Jim Carey could play Johnny. I smell Oscar.

posted by Desert Dog at 06:19 PM on February 22

Yep, I had a Weedyesque response too. Good read, hard life.

posted by Abiezer at 08:55 AM on February 23

Tapia won. They had to replace his original opponent three times, so on the day of the fight he had four different announced opponents, but he finally won a unanimous points decision.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:39 AM on February 24

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