History | Oct 23 2018

On This Day: Thunderous puncher Gerald McClellan was born in 1967

Gerald McClellan was ultimately a victim of the brutal sport he loved so much, writes Matt Bevan
Gerald McClellan
Gerald McClellan  |  Action Images/Sporting Pictues/Tony Marshall

HE is still regarded as one of the greatest punchers to have ever stepped between the ropes, however Gerald McClellan’s career will be remembered more for the way that it ended, rather than for his notable achievements.

Rarely have we seen a fighter with as much ferocity, inside the ring and out.

Today McClellan, who has sadly never been the same since the famous clash with Nigel Benn in 1995, turns 51 years old.