Gil Clancy

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Gilbert Thomas "Gil" Clancy (May 30, 1922 – March 31, 2011)[1] was a Hall of Fame boxing trainer and one of the most noted boxing commentators of the 1980s and 1990s. He worked with such famous boxers as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier,[2] and George Foreman,[3] as well as Gerry Cooney in his fight with Foreman. In the 1990s, he worked with Oscar De La Hoya, coming out of retirement to do so.[4] Another fighter who Clancy trained was Emile Griffith. Clancy was Griffith's first and only trainer and guided him to world championships in the welterweight and middleweight classes.[2] Clancy is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[2] In 1983, he won the Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting journalism.[5]

As a broadcaster, he worked for CBS and HBO and was ringside for the famous "No Mas" fight between Roberto Durán and Sugar Ray Leonard. Clancy also hosted and produced "Gil Clancy's Boxing Journal" on the FNN/Score Cable TV Network.

Clancy and his wife, Nancy, had six children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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  1. ^ Goldstein, Richard (31 March 2011). "Gil Clancy, Boxing Manager and Trainer, Dies at 88 - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gil Clancy". International Boxing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Dave (1975-11-17). "George Finds Needed Boss In Vet Trainer Clancy". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  4. ^ Harvey, Randy (1997-11-19). "Clancy the Perfectionist Won't Pull Any Punches". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  5. ^ "2006 Sam Taub Award Excellence in Broadcast Journalism". Boxing Writers Association of America. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 

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