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Gil Clancy

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June 19, 2014
I spent a lot of years around that sport, and Gil stands alone as a fight man, analyst, and boxing commentator. I still miss him.
June 18, 2014
Gill Clancy is a true treasure as a person and as a boxing trainer. In my view, he was the best boxing commentator I ever listened to. RIP, your a gem.
Hugh Loeser
March 26, 2014
Gibi
July 17, 2011
you were the epitomy of boxing a great guy.
May 23, 2011
Gil Clancy

Gil Clancy, Cornerman, Manager, Madison Square Garden promoter, CBS sportscaster, manager of Emile Griffith welter- middleweight champion, dies in New York quietly.
You would think that with an impressive list of accomplishments Gil Clancy would deserve a fitting eulogy in the sports press of America. After all, Gil was a staple of boxing in the United States for six decades, right up front at the height of visibility. He was a popular and much beloved figure.
So it was some shock that I received the news that my dear friend and regular opponent died in anonymity. He passed gently in the night. His beloved wife of many years preceded him by three years. He drifted away from us all. The boxing fraternity didn't have a chance to give him a farewell supper. Alas. He should have had a huge banquet. If he lived in Miami I would have had a big boxing fans supper, even though only Angelo and I are the only survivors of our heyday when Rodriguez- Griffith three fights dominated the headlines. And what fights they were!
We sailed forth with the huge entourage of Ali’s 80 men called the Ali Circus. Rodriguez packed twenty faithful Cubans. Griffith limped into to win with Gil, Howie Albert and a solemn gentlemanly black man, whose name escapes me, but whose use of English language was remarkable. They stayed at the top of boxing, for over 100 fights and never increased their entourage. In boxing that’s some type of record. But Gil was that old fashioned Irish boxing man. Loyal to a fault. He had befriended an Irish haberdasher, who came to every fight. Today fifty years later Howie waits at home for a call that will never come.
“Come on Howie, grab your stuff, we’ve got Emile fighting in Caracas...sure, for the Title!”
The great Clancy- Griffith -Albert and black gentlemen team has vanished from our TV screens. We will miss them.
Gil is the quintessential Broadway boxing guy. Fast talking, funny stories pour from his mouth with a Gallic ease. Hell, you want to hang around with Gil. He knows everyone, and people seeking him out. Inside the ring he is fierce, much like his rival, Angelo Dundee. They are a lot alike. They are driven competitors. The fighter cannot (will not) lose! The gay sprites are passing us by in the night. You will be missed. My condolences to you great family.

Your Pal in boxing,

Ferdie Pacheco M.D.

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