Gil Clancy

Name: Gil Clancy

    Fight trainer
    • Fighters trained: Alex Miteff, Oscar Bonavena, Muhammad Ali (At different times during career), Joe Frazier (At different times during career),Jerry Quarry, Gerry Cooney (During fight with Foreman),Jorge Victor Ahumada, Tony Anthony, Tom Bethea, Ralph Jones, Juan Carlos Rivero, Emile Griffith, Rodrigo Valdez, Harold Weston Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Ken Buchanan, Juan La Porte, George Foreman (after the Ali fight, until first retirement).
    Awards & Recognitions:
  • 1983 Sam Taub Award: The Boxing Writers Association of America Excellence in Broadcasting Journalism Award
  • Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame
  • Took over matchmaking duties from Teddy Brenner at Madison Square Garden in late 1978.
  • Boxing commentator for CBS Sports, as well as for HBO during the mid-1990s.

    Favorite Book: "The Onion Picker" by Gary B. Youmans

    "My favorite book? Ha! I was just sitting down reading it this afternoon! I just finished it! It's called "The Onion Picker" about Carmen Basilio. The best part was the re-telling of the dramatic night Basilio was victorious over the heavily-favorite Sugar Ray Robinson. No one thought Basilio was gonna pull it off--including myself."

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