View Full Version : Gary St. Clair


Verbl_Kint
09-28-2004, 04:41 PM
Anybody know anything about this guy which isn't in boxrec.com?

LuKahnLi
09-28-2004, 05:46 PM
He is reputedly a pretty tough guy. ****, he went 10 with Corrales without getting dropped so he must be.

I heard his fight with Dorrin was a war.

m00ks
09-28-2004, 06:39 PM
He is reputedly a pretty tough guy. ****, he went 10 with Corrales without getting dropped so he must be.

I heard his fight with Dorrin was a war.

I'm still befouled that he never hit the canvas, not with Chico, not with Dorin....dammnnn.

FistFest
09-28-2004, 07:02 PM
Maybe it's because they kept missing him coz he's just 5'4 :D

mr. bojangles
09-28-2004, 09:57 PM
Anybody know anything about this guy which isn't in boxrec.com?

Picked up this post by Grayfist from the other thread "Pac to fight WBO champ in November".

Boxrec tells the story of Gairy St. Clair:

Inspite of having been classified as a featherweight, St. Clair never fought in that division until he met Decho Bankkluaygym of Thailand for the vacant WBO Intercontinental title just this past August. He won that fight on scores of 119-110, 117-111 and 116-112. The fight was in New South Wales.

His record stands at 34-3-2 (14), having lost only to Vivian Harris (then, 15-0) in a 138 lbs contest at the Blue Horizon in Philly (UD10); Diego Corrales (then 25-0) in an IBF Superfeatherweight eliminator at the Yoshemite Hall in Sacramento (UD12); and Leonard Dorin (then, 15-0) in Montreal, Canada (UD10). He salvaged a draw against a then 14-3-1 Bernard Harris in South Carolina.

His spectacular wins so far (if that) are TKO1's vs. winless opponents Malcolm Lowery and Rio Saragih. Of the 14 Ko's in St. Clair's record, only three were actual KO's, the rest TKO's. His Ko victims were Filipino fighter Bart Abapo, a prospect named Shane Breslin (3-0, coming in) and Earl Trotman, who was debuting when he fell to St. Clair. Trotman was St. Clair's 1st KO victim; twas only St. Clair's 4th fight.

St. Clair debuted in 1994 vs. a fighter named Nigel Boston and took a split decision, in Guyana, where he had his first four fights. He travelled to New York for his fifth and sixth, which he both won, the one against David Forbes ending in a TKO4. Thereafter, he went around the US and had fights in New Jersey (including one against a 3-11-1 Edwin Ruiz which he won by UD), Miami and Worcester, MA. He won all of his first 16 fights except the draw with BHarris, before suffering his first defeat in the hands of Chico in December, 1998. After having been beaten by Corrales, St. Clair went back to Guyana and won the Guyanese Superfeatherweight title against a 14-6-2 Vincent Howard (UD12), Feb. 1999. He successfully defended the title, two months later, against Aldrich Johnson (then, 18-7-0), before meeting Vivian Harris in December of the same year. After the defeat to VHarris, St. Clair went 9 months without a fight, and then went up against Dorin. After the Dorin fight, he went on a one year hiatus before re-surfaccing in Australia, where he has been exclusively fighting since 2000.

St. Clair operates from an orthodox stance, is 29 years old and stands 5'4, which leaves one wondering what he was doing in the ring against the Corraleses, Harisses and Dorrins. Nevertheless, his having gone the full route with all three shows how much of a chin he has, and, equally important, how big a heart he possesses.

Along with the WBO feather belt, St. Clair holds the WBF International Superfeatherweight championship after knocking out (6) Bart Abapo for the vacant throne as well as the IBF Pan Pacific Superfeatherweight crown after stopping James Swan in Sydney.

This St. Clair, he doesn't look like cannon fodder to me!

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Sounds like one tough SOB indeed. Murad is lining up a Jr. Welter for Pac's tune-up who went the distance with the likes of Chicco, Dorrin and Harris???

psychopath
09-28-2004, 10:00 PM
A good fight for Manny with a guy with a formiable reputation. A good measuring stick on how hard and strong really is Manny's punches. This guy was able to hang around with a lot of named tough fighters out there . . . now we will see how Manny will fare against him. LET'S GET IT ON !!!!

Yarmez
09-28-2004, 10:36 PM
Gary Sinclair Fight out of Australia, and I've seen him many times, he has fought all the best here in Australia, Is not all that old and Is Durable.

I'm not too Sure he has ever Kissed the canvas, I'm Sure he hasn't, but he as had some wars, He used to be trained by Jeff Fenech

He is From Georgetown Gyuna, but now is trained by Craig Christianson, in Perth, Where I Come From.

His Record is 34 wins (14KO's) 3 Losses and has Never Been KO'ed, has a bit of Power and is very Durable, He is like a little Lovemore Ndou

m00ks
09-28-2004, 11:48 PM
Gary Sinclair Fight out of Australia, and I've seen him many times, he has fought all the best here in Australia, Is not all that old and Is Durable.

I'm not too Sure he has ever Kissed the canvas, I'm Sure he hasn't, but he as had some wars, He used to be trained by Jeff Fenech

He is From Georgetown Gyuna, but now is trained by Craig Christianson, in Perth, Where I Come From.

His Record is 34 wins (14KO's) 3 Losses and has Never Been KO'ed, has a bit of Power and is very Durable, He is like a little Lovemore Ndou

How do you think he will fair?

FistFest
09-29-2004, 12:04 AM
Gary Sinclair Fight out of Australia, and I've seen him many times, he has fought all the best here in Australia, Is not all that old and Is Durable.

I'm not too Sure he has ever Kissed the canvas, I'm Sure he hasn't, but he as had some wars, He used to be trained by Jeff Fenech

He is From Georgetown Gyuna, but now is trained by Craig Christianson, in Perth, Where I Come From.

His Record is 34 wins (14KO's) 3 Losses and has Never Been KO'ed, has a bit of Power and is very Durable, He is like a little Lovemore Ndou


Thanks for the info Yarmez. Hey MOOKS, expect this guy to be tough as nails if he was trained by Jeff Fenech. Remember our pal Nedal? Remember what sort of nastyness and grit he gave Manny? Nedal's a sample of what those Fenech boys can do. I don't wanna underrate Clair anymore. If he used to be trained by Fenech, he just got my respect. :)

m00ks
09-29-2004, 12:09 AM
Thanks for the info Yarmez. Hey MOOKS, expect this guy to be tough as nails if he was trained by Jeff Fenech. Remember our pal Nedal? Remember what sort of nastyness and grit he gave Manny? Nedal's a sample of what those Fenech boys can do. I don't wanna underrate Clair anymore. If he used to be trained by Fenech, he just got my respect. :)

LOL Didn't Fenech say that he would NEVER bring his boxers to fioght in the Philippines again? Lol I guess he likes getting hit with those water bottles :D

lapulapu
09-29-2004, 09:23 PM
A good fight for Manny with a guy with a formiable reputation. A good measuring stick on how hard and strong really is Manny's punches. This guy was able to hang around with a lot of named tough fighters out there . . . now we will see how Manny will fare against him. LET'S GET IT ON !!!!


From the looks of it, Manny will have a good fight. But I hope Manny will get something good in the financial aspect as well!

Knock him cold, Manny. Watch your pocket too, Manny!!!!

JaNnO
09-29-2004, 11:29 PM
I'm still befouled that he never hit the canvas, not with Chico, not with Dorin....dammnnn.

he's got a low center of gravity and well balanced body frame just like cotto. ;)

psychopath
09-30-2004, 11:11 PM
From the looks of it, Manny will have a good fight. But I hope Manny will get something good in the financial aspect as well!

Knock him cold, Manny. Watch your pocket too, Manny!!!!
Well I'm sure that aspect has been fully considered too, but under the situation "money matter" should be the last consideration. He needs a fight? Now he'll get one and it's not from a PATSY. That enough for me to be happy and thankful. ;)

Zhen
10-02-2004, 12:32 AM
Fenech did say that, but money always makes someone change his mind.

I don't know how much, though. Fenech does have class, though, so I don't know what transpired there.

elveiel
10-02-2004, 09:30 AM
Is this the man your looking for?

http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=007786

His name is spelt a little different.

Verbl_Kint
10-04-2004, 07:15 AM
Well, this is turning out to be a good fight after all. I was actually half-expecting cannon fodder after the way everybody else is trying to duck Manny. It's good that he get's a tough-as-nails fighter who's been in the ring with the best of them.

Btw, I got his name wrong, it's Gairy St. Clair.

lapulapu
10-05-2004, 06:32 PM
Well I'm sure that aspect has been fully considered too, but under the situation "money matter" should be the last consideration. He needs a fight? Now he'll get one and it's not from a PATSY. That enough for me to be happy and thankful. ;)


Problem with this fight is if Manny KO St. Clair, Pacquiao may never see Morales, Marquez and Barrera coz they'll surely join the priesthood.

psychopath
10-05-2004, 07:41 PM
Problem with this fight is if Manny KO St. Clair, Pacquiao may never see Morales, Marquez and Barrera coz they'll surely join the priesthood.


Ha . . .ha . . . ha . . . . if Manny makes it through St Claire which I believe is very much likely, they don't have any choice but to face Pacquiao. It has been my contention that these fighters will soon run out of space, time and excuses avoiding Manny Pacquiao and that time is '05.

Pac decking St Claire who was never K.D. by some of the best 130 and 135 pounders will bolster the claims that Manny Pacquiao maybe one of the hardest punchers among the little men of the sports.

m00ks
10-05-2004, 07:51 PM
Ha . . .ha . . . ha . . . . if Manny makes it through St Claire which I believe is very must likely, they don't have any choice but to face Pacquiao. It has been my contention that these fighters will soon run out of space, time and excuses avoiding Manny Pacquiao and that time is '05.

Pac decking St Claire who was never K.D. by some of the best 130 and 135 pounders will bolster the claims that Manny Pacquiao maybe one of the hardest punchers among the little men of the sports.

You think he can do it?

psychopath
10-05-2004, 08:33 PM
You think he can do it?


Honestly I'm just as curious as the rest of Manny's fans to find out if he can deck St. Claire. I'll just say based on my belief that Manny has a very good chance of accomplishing that.

There's always a first for everything. :D

m00ks
10-05-2004, 09:37 PM
Honestly I'm just as curious as the rest of Manny's fans to find out if he can deck St. Claire. I'll just say based on my belief that Manny has a very good chance of accomplishing that.

There's always a first for everything. :D

Very very true. Hey MAB never got TKOed b4, Marquez never went down thrice in one round so yah I guess :D

JOM'S
10-15-2004, 10:31 AM
I am sure if St. Clair is hit by a good clean left straight, he will taste canvass for the first time....

JOM'S
10-15-2004, 10:33 AM
and I really think Manny can do it because Manny is much faster than Corrales, Harris or Dorin and could repeatedly tag St. Clair...

PERCY DAVO
08-06-2006, 08:04 PM
St Clair is now trained by Johnny Lewis the former trainer of kostya and he came down under as a training partner for kostya so that just tells you about him taking a punch.St Clair is one of the best movers in boxing and after you see him fight ia am sure youl agree.Very hard to hit with lighting hands and some of the best combos you will ever see.Very underated but will go the distance with paccman not sure on the out come but put all credit where credit is due.

Andre Wardttke
01-16-2008, 04:10 PM
Cannon Fodder for young Amir?

sparked_85
01-17-2008, 10:56 AM
doesn't seem like it.

BennyST
01-17-2008, 05:31 PM
doesn't seem like it.

He's not cannon fodder but he's not a great threat anymore either. He's at the end of his days as a decent contender so it will give Khan the experience of fighting a guy who's been in there with the best but hasn't been able to come out on top. It also has the added bonus of if Khan can knock him down or even out he will be the first guy to do so and will make it seem much more spectacular. Unfortunately it is unlikely he (st. clair) will pull an upset but there is a small chance. Maybe he will see this as his last big chance to do anything and give it an almighty go. We'll see.

BennyST
01-17-2008, 05:32 PM
Very very true. Hey MAB never got TKOed b4, Marquez never went down thrice in one round so yah I guess :D

Yes, MAB has been KO'ed before by Junior Jones early in his career. He lost twice to him.

LondonRingRules
01-17-2008, 06:17 PM
Yes, MAB has been KO'ed before by Junior Jones early in his career. He lost twice to him.

** Benny, Benny, Benny....Barrera lost by DQ and UD, not KO.

In the first fight his manager wasn't fast enough to rip his glove ala Dundee to buy some time and entered the ring.

At any rate, later, Barrera got the operation and small metal plate implanted in his noggin that solved the problem.

Have no idea what this has to do with St Claire vs Khan, but BS boys easily distracted.

BennyST
01-22-2008, 11:31 PM
** Benny, Benny, Benny....Barrera lost by DQ and UD, not KO.

In the first fight his manager wasn't fast enough to rip his glove ala Dundee to buy some time and entered the ring.

At any rate, later, Barrera got the operation and small metal plate implanted in his noggin that solved the problem.

Have no idea what this has to do with St Claire vs Khan, but BS boys easily distracted.

Really? Damn...where did I get that KO from then? I knew the second one was a decision but I always thought the first was a KO....? :ugh:
Now why would I have thought that?

It's a bit far fetched but you know how these pinoys manage to bring Pacquiao into every single conversation ever brought up. Well, thats how this one came about as well lol.

BennyST
01-23-2008, 12:21 AM
Ahhh man, I just went over my tapes from their fight. While it was a DQ, we all know it was really a KO. His corner just ran in on the verge of him sliding down to the ground after being knocked down and then Jones followed it up by KO'ing him...except it was a DQ, not a KO lol.

Now I remember why I thought it was a KO...because it was!