Gil Clancy

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Gilbert Thomas "Gil" Clancy (May 30, 1922 – March 31, 2011) 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, and George Foreman, 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. Another fighter whom 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. Clancy is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. In 1983, he won the Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting journalism.

As a broadcaster, he worked for CBS and HBO and was ringside for the famous "No Mas" fight between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard.

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


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