Fairfield boxer’s passion makes him a contender in the ring
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December

By Stevie Adams / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


SUPERSTAR OF THE WEEK. KCRA 3’S MICHELLE DAPPER HAS MORE FROM VACAVILLE.>>I CAN BOX BUT IF IT COMES DOWN TO IT, I CAN THROW BLOWS AND TAKE A BLOW. MICHELLE: A 5’7″ FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION. A PASSION FOR PUNCHING. AN OBSESSION WITH BOXING BEGINNING AT THE AGE 10.>>WHEN I WAS AGE 10, MY DAD WOULD SEE ME IN THE STREETS ALL THE TIME OR A COP WOULD BRING ME HOME. SAYING I AM DISTURBING THE NEIGHBORS SO MY THERE WAS LIKE WE HAVE TO GET THESE KIDS OUT OF THIS — THIS KID OF THE STREETS. MICHELLE: A FAIRFIELD FIGHTER –>>ONE-MAN SPORT. MICHELLE: COMPILING A 48-6 AMATEUR RECORD >>IF I MESS UP I KNOW IT’S MY FAULT AND NOBODY ELSE’S MICHELLE SINCE TURNING PRO IN : 2010 TINO REMAINS UNDEFEATED AT 22-0. 8 WINS BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT >>A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN BE UNDEFEATED BUT I FOUGHT VETERANS EX WORLD CHAMPIONS NOT ONLY FOUGHT I HAVE THE KNOCKOUTS AGAINST THEM. THE HARDER THE OPPONENT THE KNOCKOUTS WHERE IT COMES MICHELLE: A LONG ROAD IN THE RING, TRYING TO ACHIEVE GLORY. IT IS –>>IT IS LIKE GOING THROUGH HELL. A LOT OF UPS AND DOWNS A LOT OF INJURIES, FIGHTS THAT FALLOUT. MICHELLE KOEPP — MICHELLE: TINO PUTS HIS UNDEFEATED RECORD ON THE LINE WITH HIS BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS CAREER COMING UP. STEPPING INTO THE LAS VEGAS SPOTLIGHT, THE GOLDEN BOY SET TO FACE 2012 U.S. OLYMPIAN. JOJO DIAZ JR. >>WHEN HE FIRST TURNED PRO HE WAS THE BIGSHOT MISTER OLYMPIAN TYPE OF DEAL. MICHELLE: RESPECT FOR DIAZ’S RECORD A PERFECT 23-0. WITH 13 KNOCKOUTS.>>ONE OF THE BEST LEFT HANDERS BUT TO ME HE’S STILL ANOTHER GUY IN FRONT OF ME NO ONE IS TAKING MY UNDEFEATED RECORD MICHELLE: A CHANCE TO BE A REAL CONTENDER.>>DOING A LITTLE MORE CONDITIONING THAN JUST STRAIGHT BOXING. OTHER THAN THAT, NOT TOO MUCH. STILL TRAIN HARD. IT IS THE FIGHT OF MY LIFE. MICHELLE: THE MENTALITY REMAINS THE SAME.>>A FIGHT IS A FIGHT. DOESN’T MATTER WHERE OR WITH WHO . MICHELLE BUT THE MOTIVATION MAY : BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT.>>I HAVE MY DAUGHTER TO FIGHT FOR. AFTER MY LAST FIGHT FELT LIKE I SHOULD CALL IT QUITS. GOT ROUGHED UP PRETTY BAD. NOW I AM JUST FIGHTING FOR HER SO I HAVE TO FIGHT A LITTLE SMARTER. TO BE MORE CAREFUL, MORE CAUTIOUS AND PRETTY MUCH KEEP MY HANDS UP.


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