Gairy St. Clair
|Gairy St Clair|
|Real name||Gairy St Clair|
|Rated at||Junior Lightweight|
2 February 1975 |
|Wins by KO||18|
He is now based in Australia and is currently trained by Johnny Lewis. St Clair turned professional in 1994 in his hometown of Georgetown, Guyana. He went undefeated in 16 bouts with 15 wins and 1 draw before losing a unanimous decision to a then undefeated Diego Corrales. On 29 July 2006 Gairy challenged Cassius Baloyi for the IBO and IBF super-featherweight titles. Gairy became world champion winning by a unanimous decision with judges scoring the bout: 116-112 | 115-113 | 115-114. Gairy however lost the titles in a massive upset to Malcom Klassen a few months later.
On 2 February 2008, he challenged Commonwealth Lightweight champion Amir Khan in the EXcel arena in London, losing after 12 rounds by unanimous points decision 120-108, scored for Khan by all three judges. Although he lost all 12 rounds fought on the scorecard, St Clair managed to hold a steady fight against Khan and kept his composure despite having to deal with Khan's trademark lightning-quick jabs.
|IBF Super Featherweight Champion
29 Jul 2006 – 4 Nov 2006
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