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Old 01-02-2013, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default Gil Clancy's Greatness As a Trainer?

just how good was he? He seemed to be a big deal during his time, but I don't ever hear about him on any boxing forum
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:01 AM   #2
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Clancy was an excellent trainer, and even if you didnt hear much about him, and was able to listen to his commentary on HBO and ABC he was very knowledgeable and knew his stuff. He seemed to always know what traps the opponents were trying to set on each other. I thoroughly enjoyed his commentary particularly because I am always interested in the technical aspect of boxing.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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A great trainer who seems to get lost amid the big names such as Eddie Futch, George Benton, Manny Steward, etc. Clancy really knew his stuff. May he rest in peace.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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Default Re: Gil Clancy's Greatness As a Trainer?

Nice thread.

Would like to hear of any stories etc too.....


Who did he work with well ?

Who had there best or greatest result with him in the corner ?

Who did he have that was past there best or who left and were not the same again......if this makes sense/applies ?

Salty.......would enjoy ya input again when ya get the time


As said.....nice thread




PS. Nice to see you around again Charles
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:18 PM   #5
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I don't think it was, and I sincerely hope that Gill isn't the man referred to in Sugar Ray Leonard's book.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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I don't think it was, and I sincerely hope that Gill isn't the man referred to in Sugar Ray Leonard's book.
You dont think it was ?

You mean greatness SJS ?

I must admit i know the name....yet little.......and wasnt there other Glancys ?

Anyways.......genuine here and just wondering.

Funny you mentioned the Leonard book........am just reading it at the moment.....and i know he dropped a bomb with regards to a trainer being......far more than a trainer so to speak.

Unsure if its contained within this book.........am at the stage/page that he talks of his mama being unimpressed at his bird having his boy.

Anyways....
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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Gil Clancy taught Emile griffith from day one. That makes him a great trainer: he had one of the really, really good ones from the "put your hands here and your feet here" to the Hall of Fame. That is the measure of a trainer.
On the other hand, both he and Emmanuel steward should hang their heads in shame over how they ****ed up the work Jesus Rivero was doing with DeLaHoya.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:01 PM   #8
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Another guy who never gets a mention is al silvani
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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I use to honestly really love when Foreman didnt comment...lol..not because i minded George, but just because it was great to have Clauncy commenting. I was really hoping Manny Steward would be like that..but he was a bit too political and played the "HBO game" too much....



Teddy Atlas is ok..but such an asshole....
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #10
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wait.....people think that it might have been Gill Clancy in the SRL book?
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:43 AM   #11
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I don't think it was, and I sincerely hope that Gill isn't the man referred to in Sugar Ray Leonard's book.
no.
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He did good work with Emile Griffith and not so great work with George Foreman.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:08 AM   #13
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He trained Bonavena for the Ali fight. Oscar did pretty good, too. It's interesting to hear him recall how he trained Oscar and the advice he gave. Check it out:

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #14
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He did good work with Emile Griffith and not so great work with George Foreman.
you think george was in a place of listening at that point?



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Old 02-18-2013, 05:13 PM   #15
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He's the best commentator I heard so far.
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