“I’ve 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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