San Miguel, Tarlac
Danny Tampipi makes his first ring appearance of 2022.
“Boy Tirador” as he is known by fans, has been hampered by long absences from the sport, but showed great signs in his comeback match with Apolinar. After weathering the storm of a torrid first round, Tampipi turned the tables in round two, and dropped his top class opponent with a peach of a straight power hand, a shot that turned Apolinar’s legs to jelly. Apolinar recovered, and etched out a points win over 10 rounds, but it was a promising return for Tampipi who showed really good resilience.
Boy Tirador had previously beaten Robin Dingcong in 2019 in Mandaluyong, taking his win tally to 9 (5KO). Tampipi is a southpaw with a crouching style, and changes levels quite effectively. Whilst not a true power puncher, his accuracy with the power hand has earned him the name El Tirador, which translates to “the Shooter”, and he transitions well from defense to attack.
This is not an easy match up for Tampipi, who deserves accolades for taking this assignment at late notice, but his effort against against Pete Apolinar showed he is very competitive at the highest level. No doubt, Tampipi has a “duck nobody” policy, and Boy Tirador is always waiting to unleash a lethal straight power hand!
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