UPDATE: Kim Clavel, who took a hiatus from the ring in March to return to work as a nurse at elder care facilities in Montreal, will return yo boxing in a scheduled eight-round fight Tuesday, July 21st at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas against an opponent to be named. Clavel’s comeback bout will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (8 p.m. ET).
Boxingtalk issues a belated salute to Canadian light flyweight Kim Clavel, who was scheduled for her first main event in Montreal on March 21st, a show wiped out by the coronavirus. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, Clavel (11-0), put her boxing career aside and went to work as a replacement nurse caring for elderly coronavirus patients (who are the most likely to die from the virus). On Sunday, she received the Pat Tillman Award for Service as part of ESPN's 2020 ESPY awards. Tillman left an NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals to serve in the military after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004. Clavel said, "It is with great pride that I received The Pat Tillman ESPY AWard. It’s an honor for me, this man who has shown tremendous courage in defending his country. Thanks to his wife Marie for choosing me, I am very touched!"