Gil Clancy

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Gilbert Thomas 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.[2]

Clancy became famous as a trainer for Ken Buchanan, and later worked with famous boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Jerry Quarry, Joe Frazier,[3] and George Foreman,[4] 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.[5] Another fighter who Clancy trained was Emile Griffith. Clancy was Griffith's only trainer and guided him to world championships in the welterweight and middleweight classes.[3]

He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[3] In 1983, he won the Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting journalism.[6] 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, as well as the "One For The Ages" fight between Michael Moorer and George Foreman. Clancy also hosted and produced Gil Clancy's Boxing Journal on the FNN/Score cable TV network.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Clancy and his wife, Nancy, had six children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Goldstein, Richard (March 31, 2011). "Gil Clancy, Boxing Manager and Trainer, Dies at 88". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2011-03-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Gil Clancy". International Boxing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  4. ^ Anderson, Dave (1975-11-17). "George Finds Needed Boss In Vet Trainer Clancy". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  5. ^ Harvey, Randy (1997-11-19). "Clancy the Perfectionist Won't Pull Any Punches". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-03-22.
  6. ^ "2006 Sam Taub Award Excellence in Broadcast Journalism". Boxing Writers Association of America. Archived from the original on 2010-05-09. Retrieved 2010-03-22.

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