TSS Prospect Watch: Comanche Boy
Asked to point to a few Native American boxers who he looks to as role models, Comanche Boy is sort of stumped. I mention Danny “Little Red” Lopez as one native boxer who comes to mind, but we are both stumped after that. Joe Hipp, I come up with. The fighter mentions the multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, an Oklahoma native, as a role model.
Comanche Boy isn’t looking to use his heritage as a gimmick, something to set himself apart in the climb to recognition. Sure, the pageantry and aura that accompany his war dance after he stops a foe, and his fans bang drums, and whoop and holler with Comanche fervor, makes a Comanche Boy KO a compelling sight. But he wants to build himself up into a well rounded sweet scientist, because he knows there will come a day when his game changing hook won’t be enough.
For more on the subject, see Boxers Vie for Middleweight Title and From Tree-Hugger to Boxer.