The 19-year-old claims may very well be the beneficiary of boxing constructive boxing karma, as he suggests serving to Excessive-Efficiency fighters put together for his or her huge week in Paris helped him forward of his personal continental journey.
The embellished underage prospect claims working alongside Kellie Harrington, Brendan Irvine, and co noticed him financial institution beneficial expertise and confidence. Then watching the workforce carry out and bump Eire’s Olympic boxing contingent as much as seven, motivated the Westerner all of the extra.
“Coaching alongside the present Olympic workforce and aiding in them being profitable was a implausible expertise,” Clancy informed Irish-Boxing.com.
“Sparring and coaching alongside them was a fantastic increase of confidence and it was even higher to see how profitable we have now been within the current European Olympic Qualifiers. I feel working with the workforce and seeing their success has significantly motivated me to go on and carry out at an elite degree.”
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With added confidence and motivation, the Sligo native who fights out Leitrim membership Sean McDermott’s is concentrating on a 3rd European medal – having received silver at Junior and Youth degree – and shall be going for gold in Italy.
“I used to be delighted to be chosen for the workforce and really feel very assured concerning the match,” the reigning Nationwide Elite featherweight champion continued talking forward of a match he enters as a lightweight welterweight.
“I’m undoubtedly going out right here to carry out and win gold, efficiency is essential as I’m nonetheless younger and new to the Excessive Efficiency. I’m excited to exit and carry out and see what the subsequent few weeks months and years maintain, particularly since shifting up a weight class.”
Clancy hasn’t seen aggressive motion since he fought within the Strandja Memorial in early 2020 however isn’t adamant he enters the most recent European Below-22 instalment match and able to go.
“The Irish coaches have finished an amazing job in getting us all in combating form forward of the under22 Europeans. I’m buzzing to get again into the ring after a 16 months lay off as a consequence of COVID.”
“Clearly it’s been powerful by means of repeated lockdowns and guidelines setbacks however nonetheless managed to maintain on high of my coaching. I used to be ticking over with my Dad at residence, my Dad performs an enormous position in my success,” he provides earlier than discussing the change in weight.
“Since shifting up in weight class I really feel a lot stronger and matured as a boxer. I’m actually wanting ahead to the Europeans and wish to thank all of the Excessive Efficiency coaches, administration, and Bernard Dunne for getting us all in tip high form forward of this match.”