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Boxing – 1985 – Tim Ryan + Gil Clancy + Sugar Ray Leonard On Super Lightwt Title Sacco Vs Hatcher


Tim Ryan (born May 16, 1939) is a retired Canadian-born American sportscaster….who was a lead boxing announcer during the 1970’s and 1980’s for Mutual Radio, NBC, CBS, and fights shown on Closed-circuit television….with notable fights Ryan called including Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier….Floyd Patterson vs. Oscar Bonavena….Bernard Hopkins vs. Glen Johnson….Thomas Hearns vs. Sugar Ray Leonard….Marvin Haglervs. Sugar Ray Leonard… and Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim.  His color commentators for boxing were Angelo Dundee, Gil Clancy and Sugar Ray Leonard…..as the latter two being seen in this video herewith.  In 1986, Ryan won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Boxing Broadcast Journalism.

Gilbert Thomas Clancy (May 30, 1922 – March 31, 2011) was a Hall of Fame boxing trainer and one of the most noted boxing commentators of the 1980’s and 1990’s….when as a trainer, he worked with such famous boxers as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman….as well as Gerry Cooney in his fight with Foreman…..then in the 1990’s, he worked with Oscar De La Hoya….after coming out of retirement to do so.  Another fighter who Clancy trained was Emile Griffith….as Clancy was Griffith’s first and only trainer and guided him to world championships in the welterweight and middleweight classes.  He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame…..and in 1983, he won the Sam Taub Award for excellence in boxing broadcasting journalism.  As a broadcaster, he worked for CBS alongside Tim Ryan….and was ringside for the famous “No Mas” fight between Roberto Durán and Sugar Ray Leonard….as well as the “It Happened” fight between Michael Moorer and George Foreman.  Clancy also hosted and produced Gil Clancy’s Boxing Journal on the FNN/Score cable TV network.

Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), best known as “Sugar” Ray Leonard, is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, occasional actor, and successful boxing commentator.  Often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, he competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight divisions….including the lineal championship in three weight divisions….as well as the undisputed welterweight title….for Leonard was part of “The Fabulous Four” ….which was a group of boxers who all fought each other throughout the 1980’s….consisting of himself, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler.  Leonard has worked as a boxing analyst for ABC, CBS (as seen in this video herewith), NBC, ESPN, HBO and EPIX….as his relationship with HBO lasted for more than a decade and ended in 1990. 

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