George (Comanche Boy) Tahdooahnippah is gearing up for one of the biggest fights of his already memorable boxing career.
Tahdooahnippah, who is sporting an impressive 34-2-3 record, will make his Las Vegas debut against 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Muruta, who is undefeated in 10 pro fights.
The middleweight bout is scheduled for 10 rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 23.
During his pro career, 37-year-old Tahdooahnippah, (Comanche and Choctaw) has primarily fought in his home state of Oklahoma. Regardless of the outcome versus Muruta, the bout will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable ones in Comanche Boy’s career.
In celebration of a successful boxing career, ICTMN looks back on eight other highlights during his career.
Comanche Boy Dances On ESPN
Back in July of 2007, Comanche Boy boosted his record to 7-0 with a first-round knockout against Arkansas’ Mike Jackson. Tahdooahnippah earned plenty of recognition following this bout, which was broadcast on ESPN, as he celebrated his victory with an enthusiastic war dance.
Comanche Boy Defeats Former World Kickboxing Champ
In February of 2011, Comanche Boy agreed to face another Native fighter from Oklahoma, Thomas (Thunderkick) Longacre, a former world kickboxing champion making his boxing debut. Comanche Boy ended up with a six-round unanimous decision at a sold-out The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa.
Comanche Boy Wins WBC Continental Americas Title
In July of 2011, Comanche Boy found himself in early trouble in his bout versus Indiana’s Jimmy Holmes. Tahdooahnippah tore his right bicep after landing a right hook in the first round. But he persevered and end up registering a knockout, with a left hook, to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas middleweight belt. That fight was staged at the Comanche Nation Casino, in Tahdooahnippah’s hometown of Lawton, Oklahoma.
Tahdooahnippah Victorious After Surgery
Comanche Boy quickly put to rest any questions of how he would perform in his February 2012 fight against Oklahoma’s Tyrel Brown. The bout was Tahdooahnippah’s first since his surgery the year before to repair his torn right bicep. Comanche Boy registered a first-round knockout against Brown.
Comanche Boy Suffers First Pro Loss
In February of 2013 Comanche Boy squared off against Delvin Rodriguez, a Dominican Republic native, in the main event of a card televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights broadcast. Rodriguez earned a sixth-round technical knockout. For Comanche Boy, who had turned pro in 2004 and was competing in his 33rd fight, it was the first time he had suffered a loss. The match was staged at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Tahdooahnippah Rebounds For Victory
Comanche Boy experienced another first in his June 2014 fight against Codale Ford, a fellow Oklahoma boxer. Ford caught Tahdooahnippah with a solid right uppercut in the second round, sending him to the canvas for the first time in his career. But Tahdooahnippah recovered and lasted the round, eventually pulling out a unanimous decision in the six-round bout.
Comanche Boy Goes Distance And Wins 10-Round Fight
For the first time in his career Tahdooahnippah had a 10-round fight go the distance in his August 2014 battle against Tracy Sneed. Comanche Boy’s conditioning paid off as he earned a unanimous decision in the bout held at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.
Comanche Boy Fights In Denmark
Tahdooahnippah travelled to Denmark in March of 2015 to fight Patrick Nielsen for the vacant WBA International super middleweight championship. Comanche Boy suffered just the second loss of his pro career against the Danish boxer in a 7th round TKO. But the bout was a memorable one for Tahdooahnippah as it marked the first time he had travelled outside of the United States for a match.
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