Back From Injury, Comanche Boy Gets First Round Knockout
George (Comanche Boy) Tahdooahnippah barely had enough time to work up a sweat.
Tahdooahnippah, a middleweight boxer with Comanche and Choctaw ancestry, registered a first-round knockout over Ty (Hooligan) Brown in the main event of a card held on Saturday at the First Council Casino Hotel in Newkirk, Oklahoma.
For Tahdooahnippah, this marked his first bout since winning the World Boxing Council's Continental Americas belt last July. He was injured while winning that title and required surgery to fix a torn right bicep.
Tahdooahnippah's bout on Saturday, which was scheduled for six rounds, lasted just two minutes and 27 seconds. And it could have been over even quicker as Tahdooahnippah sent Brown to the canvas with a powerful left hook.
"I was surprised he got up," he said. "I could feel the bone on his chin when I hit him."
Tahdooanippah did not go easy on his opponent when the fight resumed.
"I knew he was dazed so I went right after him," he said. "I hit him with a couple of good right punches and he went down again. That finished him. The ref just waved it off."
Tahdooanippah said he would not have minded had the bout been somewhat longer.
"I was kind of hoping I could have gone a couple of more rounds," he said. "But if you can get it done quick, you get it done quick."
Tahdooahnippah, who is 33, hasn't always had this attitude.
"Earlier in my career I wanted to go some rounds against guys I knew that I could beat," he said. "But I would just end up getting cut with head butts. This time I had to be smart. I knew I had to be the superior boxer and I was."
With the victory, Tahdooahnippah managed to remain undefeated in his pro career. He sports a 29-0-1 record, which now includes 22 knockouts. Brown, who had been a sparring partner for Tahdooahnippah five years earlier, saw his record fall to 7-2.
Tahdooahnippah is hoping to have another bout in April.
"I'm used to fighting every couple of months," he said.