Back in September, NonDoc readers were introduced to George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah, a boxer from Lawton who, both figuratively and literally, proudly brings his Native American heritage into the ring.
A member of the Comanche tribe, Tahdooahnippah doesn’t let people forget it when he’s fighting, thanks to his nickname and his trademark war dances in the ring following a knockout victory.
Tahdooahnippah had much to be proud about his boxing exploits back in September, sporting an impressive 34-2-3 record with 24 knockouts and multiple appearances on television outlets such as ESPN2’s (now defunct) Friday Night Fights.
At 37-years old, Tahdooahnippah is getting a little long in the tooth, and his career has many more days behind it than in front. With that thought in mind, he mentioned in August that he held a lifelong dream to box for a live HBO telecast.
Comanche Boy is taking a big step toward that goal this weekend.
Chasing an HBO telecast
Plenty of fight left in Comanche Boy
by Jeremy Cowen
Tahdooahnippah will appear on the undercard of an HBO pay-per-view telecast headlined by the welterweight championship fight between Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol. Comanche Boy’s bout will be with up-and-coming Japanese boxer Ryota Murata, who sports a perfect 10-0 record with seven KOs while being ranked as high as No. 4 in the world by boxing’s various sanctioning organizations. While Tahdooahnippah’s fight will not be on the televised portion of the card, it will be available online for free (details below).
Tahdooahnippah is a major underdog against Murata, with bets on him paying off at 14-to-1 in Las Vegas; however, his experience, punching power and the knowledge that a win against Murata would possibly allow him to reach his HBO telecast goals in his next fight are mitigating factors.
You can catch Comanche Boy’s fight on the live streaming webcast at TopRank.com. (Registering for an account is required, but watching the fights is free.)
Tahdooahnippah’s fight is the fifth on a card that is scheduled to begin 3 p.m. Saturday.
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