Kim Clavel, floating on a cloud. His personal life and his career as a boxer are going to take on a direction she was not expecting.
Tuesday, she won the award for Pat-Tillman which will be presented to him on the 21st of June next, at the gala of the ESPYS. It is necessary to understand the magnitude of this feat. Clavel is the first athlete from outside of the United States to put the hand on this honour which is awarded in honor of former NFL player since 2014.
“In Quebec, it is a kind of war that we saw, emphasized the athlete’s 29-year-old during a press conference presented by the GYM on Thursday. I was at the front.
“In life, I never do things to receive a prize. Never have I expected something like this. I feel what I have done, it has made a difference.”
She is also the first civilian to win this honor. Since its inception, the price Pat-Tillman had been awarded only to u.s. military who had been in the war.
A force of nature
Clavel believes that there is light at the end of the tunnel in NURSING homes according to what she found on the ground.
“I have seen a great improvement especially in the last two weeks. People begin to heal. There are more staff. It is as if the acute phase was past.
“Now, there is more stability. It’s not perfect, but it’s more positive.”
In recent months, the nurse was faced with situations she had never thought to see in his life.
“I have had ups and downs. I come out a winner. It has given me a strength of character that I didn’t think I had.
“The elderly have given me a lot more than I thought. It is an experience that will help me in the years to come.”
Back to training
Clavel will not return in a ltc facility next week. She will resume training for a possible fight that could be held at the end of the month of August or September.
The date and place will depend on the outcome of the current negotiations initiated by his promoter Yvon Michel with Top Rank in recent weeks.
“Safety of the coaches, Danielle (Bouchard), or my physical trainer, I’m not going to put myself at risk by being in contact with someone infected and then go on to train me, said Clavel. This week, I’m like in a kind of containment.”
The date of the fight Eleider Alvarez is now stopped. The former world champion middle-weight will go back on the ring, the 16 June, for his duel qualifying WBO against Joe Smith, jr.