Gearoid Clancy aiming to continue Galway success Down Under

Gearoid Clancy [9(0)-6(1)] is hoping to keep the Galway success going this weekend.

The Tribesmen celebrated no fewer than four National Elite Amateur title wins last weekend and the Oughterard fighter – who was watching former clubmate Kieran Molloy take top welterweight honours – could provide the county with a pro win to celebrate this weekend.

The 34-year-old is determined to return to winning ways and bounce back from his Australian title defeat in style.

Clancy was halted by Steve Spark due to a bad cut back in August but, with the injury healed, the light welterweight is ready to make an example of Luke Howlett in Eveleigh on Saturday.

Howlett comes to the ring without a pro win to his name, but the Sydney-based Clancy is adamant he can’t afford to take anyone lightly if he wants to get back into title contention.

The two-weight New South Wales champion explained how “Luke is not to be taken lightly because he really comes to fight but I know the importance of getting back to winning ways here.”

“It’s my first one back since that bad cut in the Australian title fight so I’m just looking forward to getting back in there and doing what needs to be done.”

Eight of Clancy’s 15 pro contests have been title affairs but the Bondi boxer knows he can’t afford a loss in tomorrow morning’s six rounder if he is to return to championship fights.

‘The Galway Assassin’ outlined how “hopefully we’ll secure the win on Friday night and then we can push for bigger fights. That being said, to me, the most important fight of my career is simply the next one.”

“There is no scope for slip-ups here and I’m fully tuned up after a great camp. As usual, we’ve left no stone unturned in the gym and hopefully that’ll show on the night.”

“I can’t wait to go in there and get the win.”


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