THE WINNING FEELING: IRELAND’S…

23 Jul 2019


Champions are made! Not born! That statement rings true for Ireland’s Sean Clancy, who this past weekend was crowned the new World Boxing Council MuayThai super-lightweight champion of the world.

Clancy’s rise to global promeince has come via constant hard work in the gym, dedication to his craft, and a no nonsense approach to any and every fight put in front of him.

The History Maker:
Saturday the 20th of July, 2019, went down in the MuayThai history books as the nation of Ireland crowned its first-ever WBC MuayThai world champion, that champion being the aforementioned Clancy. In fact, 2019 has been a great year for Irish fighters as the country now has two World Boxing Council world champions in Sean Clancy and boxing star, Katie Taylor.

The Road to WBC Glory:
Flashback to March of this year in Dublin, Ireland, where Clancy faced off against formidable opposition in Australia’s Roy Wills, for the WBC MuayThai International super-lightweight title.

That contest was a thunderous affair — over five competitive rounds — where Clancy eventually came out the other side, as the winner, that victory lead him to his shot at the vacant world title.

His opponent for the world title was Italian fighter Alessandro Sara, a classy operator, based in Thailand, and fighting at the highest level, at the elite Bangkok stadiums.

The World Title Contest:
Cork city’s Neptune stadium was the setting for the clash between the Italian Ferrari and the indomitable Irishman. The roof was raised as both fighters entered the squared circle in hot anticipation for the bout.

It was Clancy who started the stronger. It was Clancy who maintained that strength and commanding position throughout. And, it was Clancy who came, and conquered his way — via a methodical performance — to claim the coveted Green & Gold beauty, that is a WBC world championship strap.

Sara, for his part, was never allowed to get his usual stylistic rythym going, as Clancy kept the tempo and pace in his corner. The young Italian fighter showed glimpses of finesse and poise, but it was to be Clancy’s night as all three judges scored the contest in his favor, for a unanimous points decision.

On behalf of World Boxing Council President, Mauricio Sulaiman, WBC MuayThai President, Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, and the entire team at the WBC, we would like to congratulate Sean and his team on their magnificent victory.

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