Glen Tapia

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Glen Tapia
Glen Tapia 2011.jpg
Tapia in December 2011
Statistics
Real name Glen Tapia
Nickname(s) Jersey Boy
Rated at Light Middleweight
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Nationality United States
Born (1989-12-11) December 11, 1989 (age 25)
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.[2]
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 23
Wins by KO 15
Losses 2
Draws 0

Glen "Jersey Boy" Tapia (born December 11, 1989) is an American professional boxer in the light middleweight class. He turned pro in December 2008 and is managed by Top Rank.

Personal life[edit]

Tapia was born and raised in Passaic, New Jersey to Dominican immigrants from Santo Domingo, DR. He is fluent in Spanish.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

A record of 130-13, he competed in the junior Olympics, as well as placing in a number of silver gloves and junior golden gloves tournaments. Despite this amateur success, his style was much better suited for the pros.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Tapia won his pro debut against Edward Smith on December 13, 2008. He scored a six round decision win against Eberto Medina on March 26, 2011. Tapia received his first loss on December 7, 2013, in a brutal fight against James Kirkland in which he was knocked out. This fight prompted Tapia to go back to the drawing board, which included replacing his trainer. Since that fight, Tapia has been trained by six time trainer of the year award winner Freddie Roach, who also trains superstar fighters Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Ruslan Provodnikov and others. Tapia scored a second-round knockout over Mike Ruiz on the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito undercard at the Madison Square Garden on December 3, 2011.[4] On May 8, 2015, Tapia lost to Michel Soro.

Professional record[edit]

23 Wins (15 Knockouts), 2 Losses (2 Knockouts), 0 Draws
Result Record Opponent Type Round, Time Date Venue and Location Notes
Loss 23-2 France Michel Soro TKO 4 (10) 2015-05-08 United States Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Win 23-1 Australia Daniel Dawson TKO 3 (10), 1:42 2015-03-07 China CotaiArena in Macau, China Won NABO Jr. Middleweight Title
Win 22-1 Lithuania Donatas Bondorovas TKO 4 (10), 0:47 2014-10-04 United States Bally's Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 21-1 United States Keenan Collins TKO 1 (10), 1:22 2014-06-14 United States Bally's Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 20-1 United States James Kirkland TKO 6 (10), 0:38 2013-12-07 United States Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 20-0 Mexico Elco Garcia TKO 5 (10), 2:59 2013-09-28 United States Bally's Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 19-0 United States Abraham Han RTD 8 (10), 3:00 2013-07-12 United States Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 18-0 Dominican Republic Joseph De Los Santos UD 8 2013-04-13 United States Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York
Win 17-0 Ghana Ayi Bruce TKO 2 (8), 2:33 2013-01-19 United States Madison Square Garden in New York, New York
Win 16-0 United States Dashon Johnson UD 6 2012-10-27 United States El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas
Win 15-0 Dominican Republic Franklin Gonzalez KO 1 (8), 2:05 2012-08-18 United States Bally's Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 14-0 Puerto Rico Carlos Garcia TKO 1 (6), 2:00 2012-07-07 Puerto Rico Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Win 13-0 United States Manuel Guzman KO 3 (6), 0:27 2012-04-27 Pennsylvania Reverb Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 12-0 United States Mike Ruiz KO 2 (6), 2:27 2011-12-03 New York Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, United States
Win 11-0 United States Marcus Thompkins UD 6 2011-09-16 Indiana Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana, United States
Win 10-0 United States Taronze Washington UD 6 2011-06-25 Pennsylvania South Philly Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 9-0 Ecuador Eberto Medina UD 6 2011-03-26 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8-0 United States Quinton Whitaker UD 6 2010-10-30 New Jersey Bally's Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-0 United States Nick Runningbear TKO 2 (6), 1:36 2010-06-12 New York Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, United States
Win 6-0 United States James Winchester UD 4 2010-04-17 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-0 Puerto Rico Carlos Rodriguez RTD 3 (4), 0:01 2010-03-20 Florida Mallory Square in Key West, Florida, United States
Win 4-0 United States Tyrone Miles TKO 1 (4), 1:00 2010-02-27 New Jersey Bally's Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 3-0 United States David Lopez UD 4 2009-06-13 New York Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, United States
Win 2-0 United States Juan Carlos De Leon TKO 2 (4), 0:34 2009-05-01 Nevada Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1-0 United States Edward Smith TKO 2 (4), 1:00 2008-12-13 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Tapia's professional debut

Sparring partners[edit]

Tapia gained some notoriety in the fall of 2010 when he performed well as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao while Pacquiao was getting ready to fight Antonio Margarito.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glen Tapia. Boxrec.com.
  2. ^ a b Adames F., Yoel (1 March 2011). "El futuro". Listín Diario (in Spanish) (Santo Domingo). Archived from the original on 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. Glen Tapia Nació en Passaic, New Jersey, pero sus padres son de Santo Domingo, RD. Habla bien el español, al menos más claro que Félix Sánchez y Alex Rodríguez, y luce con un futuro prometedor a pesar de su juventud, es peso mediano junior y sólo tiene 21 años y ya le ha servido de sparring a Manny Pacquiao; su foja es de 8-0, con 5 nocauts en profesional; en aficionado acumuló 130-13. 
  3. ^ Introducing Glen Tapia. Bad Left Hook.com.
  4. ^ Glen Tapia returns on Cotto-Margarito undercard. Bad Left Hook.com.
  5. ^ Manny Pacquiao’s Chief Sparring Partner For Margarito. Boxing Ideas.com.

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