About the weekend, a quite significant identify designed his pro debut. Gerald McClellan Jr may well not be a massive title in his have proper however of course, but the McClellan name is right away recognizable to any combat lover. Son of the fantastic “G-Man,” who ruled the earth at middleweight just before his tragic 1995 combat with Nigel Benn, McClellan Jr stopped Tahlik Taylor, 3-20-1(1) in the third spherical of a cruiserweight bout in Wisconsin on December 18th.
33-calendar year-old McClellan Jr is basically a light-weight-heavyweight, nevertheless he was not able to get an opponent at 175 so he faced Taylor. McClellan Jr spoke with Robert Brizel of True Beat Media quickly after his very first paid out win, and the southpaw said he is seeking ahead to the problems that lay forward in the mild-heavyweight division.
McClellan Jr has significant, large sneakers to fill and the force figures to be equally major when McClellan Jr’s vocation genuinely gets likely. The professional debut was scarcely coated however as McClellan Jr claimed to Brizel, “when the tape receives out of my gain, men and women will be knocking at my door.”
There are as we know, a lot of ‘Boxing Juniors’ out there at present, and there have been many sons of fantastic champions attempting to have on the loved ones legacy more than the a long time. However McClellan Jr could obtain himself below a lot more force than most owing to the way his father’s wonderful job was slash small because of to people tragic instances in February of 1995. There has constantly been a feeling of ‘what if?’ in Gerald McClellan’s case and maybe fans will quickly be hunting at McClellan Jr to satisfy the spouse and children legacy. Speak about strain if this turns out to be the circumstance!
But Gerald Jr says he is not only battling for his dad, but he is combating “for me, for the division, for my complete vocation.”
To repeat, McClellan Jr’s professional debut flew mostly below the radar, but the media interest and with it the measurement of the magnifying glass will surely grow as McClellan Jr racks up the wins. It truly will be exciting seeing how significantly McClellan Jr can go. We want him nothing but the best.