Father-son relationship strengthens young Vacavaille boxer
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August

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


AL. KCRA 3’S MICHELLE DAPPER HAS MORE.>>HE HAS WHAT IT TAKES. MICHELLE: DERRY NOBEL CAN PACK A PUNCH. NOW 17, THE FLYWEIGHT STANDS AT 5’6″ AND 114 POUNDS.>>MOVING AROUND. MICHELLE: HIS STYLE IS IN THE RAIN MIMICS THAT OF HIS FAVORITE BOXER.>>I THINK ABOUT DEFENSE.>>HE TRAINS 3-4 HOURS A DAY. NON-STOP, DEDICATED, IT’S PRETTY MUCH HIS LIFE.>>A LOT OF HARD WORK, YOU FEEL LIKE CRYING SOMETIMES, KEEP GOING, KEEP PUSHING THROUGH MICHELLE: HAVING YOUR FATHER AS YOUR TRAINER MAY BE A LITTLE TOUGH, BUT IT’S NOTHING THESE TWO CAN’T BATTLE THROUGH.>>THE FATHER/SON/TRAINER/BOXER IS A TOUGH RELATIONSHIP. WHEN HE WAS YOUNG HAD A HARD TIME SEPARATING FATHER FROM TRAINER, BUT AS HE GOT OLDER, UNDERSTOOD THE DIFFERENCE. MICHELLE: A FATHER-SON TEAM STRENGTHENED THROUGH THE SPORT.>>I ALWAYS TOLD HIM STAY BLESSED, KEEP YOUR FAITH. KEEP WORKING HARD, TALENT PREVAIL. MICHELLE: TALENT INDEED, A 60-7 AMATEUR RECORD. A 2-TIME JUNIOR GOLDEN GLOVE CHAMP, AND MOST RECENTLY, THE USA BOXING, YOUTH FLYWEIGHT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.>>I’M THANKFUL, I’M BLESSED MAKE IT ON THE TEAM. MICHELLE: A CHANCE TO REPRESENT TEAM USA.>>IT’S AN EXPERIENCE YOU CAN ONLY DREAM OF. REALLY LIVING THE DREAM.>>I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO KEEP MY PLACE, I’M PROUD OF IT, BUT I DON’T FEEL LIKE IT’S ENOUGH, DO BETTER THINGS. MICHELLE: DERRY DREAMS OF TURNING PRO ONE DAY.>>I WANT TO TURN PRO, BE A 4 DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION IN 4 DIFFERENT WEIGHT CLASSES, BU — CLASSES. MICHELLE: BUT FOR NOW, THIS TWO-SOME IS FOCUSED ON TIMING.>>RIGHT NOW IT’S TO BECOME A WORLD CHAPION IN 2017, AND TO KEEP WINNING. MICHELLE: TAKING IT ONE WIN, AND ONE PUNCH AT A TIME.>>I WANT TO BE THE YOUTH WORLD CHAMPION, WIN THE GOLDEN GLOVES.


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