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 Super Welterweight
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Nationality Template:Country data Dominican
Born (1989-12-11) December 11, 1989 (age 24)
Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.[2]
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 21
Wins 20
Wins by KO 12
Losses 1
Draws 0

Glen Tapia (born in 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 Santiago de los Caballeros. He is fluent in Spanish.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

A reported amateur 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]

Pro career[edit]

He won hist pro debut against Edward Smith on December 13, 2008. He scored a six round decision win against Eberto Medina on March 26, 2011.

Glen 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]

Professional record[edit]

12 Wins (6 Knockouts), 1 Losses (1 Knockout), 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Venue and Location Notes
Loss 12-1 United StatesJames Kirkland TKO 6 (10) 2013-12-07 New York Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 12-0 United StatesMike 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 StatesMarcus Thompkins UD 6 2011-09-16 Indiana Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana, United States
Win 10-0 United StatesTaronze Washington UD 6 2011-06-25 Pennsylvania South Philly Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 9-0 EcuadorEberto Medina UD 6 2011-03-26 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 8-0 United StatesQuinton Whitaker UD 6 2010-10-30 New Jersey Bally's Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 7-0 United StatesNick 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 StatesJames Winchester UD 4 2010-04-17 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5-0 Puerto RicoCarlos Rodriguez RTD 3 (4), 0:01 2010-03-20 Florida Mallory Square in Key West, Florida, United States
Win 4-0 United StatesTyrone 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 StatesDavid Lopez UD 4 2009-06-13 New York Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, United States
Win 2-0 United StatesJuan 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 StatesEdward Smith TKO 2 (4), 1:00 2008-12-13 New Jersey Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Glen's professional debut.

Sparring Partners[edit]

Tapia has gained some notoriety last fall when he performed well as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao when 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 Santiago de los Caballeros. 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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