Years of hard work for Kim Clavel

Years of hard work for Kim Clavel


It's a proud and happy Kim Clavel that we met a few minutes after leaving the ring. For the new champion, this conquest is the accomplishment of thousands of hours in the gym with her trainer Danielle Bouchard.  

“These are years of hard work and sacrifices, underlined Kim Clavel with the face swollen by the blows of (Yenesia) Gomez. Boxing is my passion and I have put so much time into it since I was a teenager. 

“I haven’t always had it easy. I had ups and downs. The road has not been a long calm river. I was lucky to have a promoter, Yvon (Michel), who worked hard. 

“He always had a plan for me. It's the beginning of a great story.”


Apart from one or two streaks, Clavel was dominant against Gomez who dearly sold his skin.

“I felt good. I felt lively and fast, underlined the new light flyweight title holder (108 lbs). I expected her to be faster.

“I was blocking punches well. I felt safe. Danielle (Bouchard) gave me tools between each round and it worked every time. I had fun boxing.”

His performance was close to perfection. However, in the heat of the moment, it was not so easy.

“Gomez was tough and her hands were heavy,” Clavel said. She had hammers in her hands. I managed to get her out of her comfort zone. A world championship fight is never easy.”

“We think it was an easy fight because of the scores (100-90), added Danielle Bouchard. It was a big fight. Kim showed that she was the boss in the ring.”

The next step

What is next for Clavel? She might have to offer a rematch to Gomez. 

On the other hand, GYM's protege might also have a mandatory defense. A file to follow.

“I don't want to think about it too much for the moment. I want to live in the moment. I want to be on my cloud, underlined Clavel. This is my first world championship and I want to experience it to the full.”

In the meantime, she will have the chance to attend the world championship fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall in London. A great reward.