Interview: Comanche Boy

comanchesmGeorge ” Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah ( 34-1-2) 24 KO’s will be stepping into the ring once again on March 14th.  George will be fighting, Patrick Nielsen (23-1) 11 KO’s in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Ballerup Super Arena.


George is the current WBC Continental Americas and NABA USA champion. He is also ranked #8 by the WBO at 168 pounds. This will be Patrick Nielsen’s first fight at super middleweight. Both fighters are excited for this opportunity and plan to make the most of it.

I always enjoy speaking to George because he is one of the most humble and generous fighters I know. Let’s talk to Comanche Boy:

Q How is my favorite boxer doing?

All is well. I’m flattered to be your favorite boxer. 🙂

Q Since our last interview you have won three fights, are you satisfied with how your boxing career so far?

Things could always be better. Bigger fights is what I want.

Q Your next fight is March 14th, how is training going?

Training is hell. Nothing fun about it. I’ll be ready to win March 14.

Q Sorry to hear about your strength and conditioning coach; who will be helping you now in that role?

Armando Rivera is always the man with plan as for my strength training. My brother Edward Tahhawah will help implement now Asaan is gone.

Q Who is your trainer?

My trainer is always David Vaughn. I will also have my good friend Andrew Vasquez assisting as trainer too.

Q How do you feel about going to Denmark for this fight?

I am excited. I’m ready to win!

Q What do you know about your opponent?

I know he is young and southpaw with a lot of experience. But I am top warrior and I’m going to show him it is not his time.

Q What would a win mean for your career?

A win is always great. But to win in his backyard is much more meaningful. I want Denmark to be my second home after this fight.

Q Doing anything differently for this bout than previous fights?

No. Just preparing to be in enemy territory. I don’t want to leave this for the judges.

Q What can we expect from you come fight night?

The same rough and tough wild Comanche Boy dropping hard shots.

Q What is your opinion of the middleweight division?

Solid.  Ruled by GGG.

Q Your favorite part of being a boxer?

For me, it’s representing my native American race.

Q Your favorite moment from your boxing career so far?

Probably the knock out i got on ESPN 2007.  Afterwards I war-danced around the ring while ESPN filmed it.

Q What are your boxing plans for 2015?

Take care of business with this fight and then I want big fights until I’m done.

Q What would you like your legacy to be once you leave boxing?

I want to bring back the rough tough wild Indian. I want our Indian children to have high hopes and big dreams.

Q How do you combine work, training and family time?

I’m still trying to figure that out. I have great family support.

Q How do you relax?

Unfortunately I never get too with five children. 🙁

Q What is on your wish list this year?

I just want my wife and kids to be happy.

Q How can we keep the sport of boxing strong?

Manny vs. Mayweather

Q Prediction Floyd vs. Manny?

I am rooting for Manny. I admire he fights for his people like me. But Floyd is the master of this game.   Floyd will by unanimous decision.

ComancheGive me the first word that comes to mind when I say:

“Mayweather” – Pacquiao
“Pacquiao” – Mayweather
“Hopkins” – GGG
“Alvarez” – Cotto
“Klitschko” – Stiverne
“Algieri” – Medical School
“Fury” – Wilder
“Ward” – GGG
“Froch” – Chavez
“Cotto” – Canelo
“Golovkin” – Ward

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About the Author

Judi Abate - "Boxing Diva"
Judi Abate, the "Boxing Diva", has been interviewing the fighting community since 2007. Her trademark questions are sassy and unpredictable. She has contributed work to Diamond Boxing, Boxing Rant, and WBAN. Away from the PC she enjoys reading, shopping and painting. Her dream interview is Oscar De La Hoya.

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