By Wyatt Johnston
In the main event of the Solo Boxeo telecast, boxing's often repeated tradition of a great champion hanging around for too long and getting knocked out was played out once again in Chicago. Johnny "Mi Vida Loca" Tapia received a stunning knockout loss against journeyman Sandro Marcos when Tapia was put down for the ten count by a body shot at the end of round two. With the win Marcos improves to 25-13-2, 21 KOs, but surely he knows the result would have been different if Tapia were anywhere near his prime. Tapia suffers the only knockout of his great career and falls to 55-5-2, 28 kos. Although he didn't announce his retirement in the ring, it looks like its time for Tapia to hang up the gloves. He has had a great career that has taken him to world titles in three divisions and he has given many great performances. With all the demons he has faced, the fact that he is even alive is an absolute miracle. As the decision was announced, Tapia made the classy gesture of lifting Marcos up to receive the applause of the crowd.