LOS ANGELES, CA (KRQE) - The documentary is called " Tapia " and had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival Saturday night.
The film focuses on Tapia's five world championships, his struggles and the man outside the ring.
Steve Garcia of Power and Glory boxing says the film is meant to show people, "the person he really was. People got the wrong impression that he was on drugs, this and that, but he was darn good person, outgoing."
Producers are currently seeking a distribution deal for the story of New Mexico's legendary boxer, Johnny Tapia, on the big screen.
Rapper 50 Cent is backing the film which could help in acquiring a distribution deal so it can be seen across the country.
Producers do plan to show the documentary in Albuquerque but a date has yet to be determined.
Eddie alcazar, a La Cueva High School graduate, directed and wrote the documentary.
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