Photos by Ed Diller
Originally posted on BillyCBoxing.com
Suffering a loss is inevitable. That's what life teaches us all. Perhaps no one knows that better than the Native American Indian.
Middleweight boxer George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah suffered his first defeat as a professional boxer in the Main Event of a Friday Night Fights card at the Mohegan Sun Arena on February 15th. That night Delvin Rodriguez of Danbury Connecticut, eager to rebound from his June loss to Austin Trout, battered Tahdooahnippah for six rounds but was never able to get him down.
BillyCBoxing.com spoke with Tahdooahnippah by phone just days after the loss, once the Comanche Boy had returned home to Lawton, Oklahoma.
"I'm feeling good, back at home, back in the plains recouping" Comanche Boy said.
"It obviously isn't the way I planned it or expected. But it is what it is. I've gotta take that loss and learn from it.”
Tahdooahnippah is looking back at what happened in New England and he thinks he knows what went wrong.
"I think I wasted a lot of time. Next time I just need to jump on there and just go. I don't feel like I ever got my feet going in the fight. I felt flat,” Tahdooahnippah described. “I let Delvin, you know, he dictated the pace. I set back and waited for something to happen…I should have just been worried about the first round. Normally I start fast and I didn't start that way. My game plan was to start with the jab and go from there and Delvin's game plan was to jump on me."