Oughterard boxer lines up next title

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Former Oughterard Boxing Club boxer Gearoid Clancy contests the Australian Super Lightweight Title in Queensland this Saturday (August 4).

Based in Bondi Boxing Club in Sydney, Gearoid – who goes by the ring name ‘The Galway Assassin’ – will fight in what is his biggest pro bout in his career to date. He travels into Stephen Sparks’ back yard in Twoowoomba and goes in as the underdog.

Clancy says: ‘A hostile environment is nothing new to me as I have always considered myself the away boxer, even when boxing out of Sydney.

‘The home-based boxer will always have the crowd behind them, and I relish the opportunity of going into another boxer’s back yard and coming out the other side the winner.’

This bout is Clancy’s third consecutive title fight and he comes into it in super form on the back of two impressive wins. He won the New South Wales Super Light Weight Title vs Sam Williams in March of this year and the WBF Australasian Super Light Weight Title last October, unanimously, vs Wanphichit Siriphana.

His decision to move into the Super Light Weight division from light weight has seen a great turn around in performances. He has had a strong training camp in preparation for the upcoming bout, with Luke Jackson, who is taking on Carl Frampton for a World Title fight in August 18 in Belfast, being just one of many top class sparring opponents.

There is a large following within the Irish diaspora in Sydney for Clancy, and the bulk of that support are of fellow Connemara and Galway people traveling to Queensland for this bout.

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