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, 2007

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

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:33 PM on February 22, 2007

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, 2007

What Weedy said...

posted by yzelda4045 at 03:16 PM on February 22, 2007

Heartwarming. I'm thinking Christmas blockbuster.

posted by THX-1138 at 03:41 PM on February 22, 2007

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, 2007

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

posted by Abiezer at 08:55 AM on February 23, 2007

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, 2007

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