NABF Light Flyweight Champion Kim Clavel returns to nursing in Canada! The unbeaten boxer with her career on hold went back to her former job.
Clavel, 11-0 (2), in her last fight won the WBC’s vacant Female NABF title defeating Mexico’s Esmeralda Gaona Sagahon in December of 2019 over 10 rounds at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
“I’m not scared,” she claimed. “I know we have a risk. I know it, but I’m not scared of it. I want to help people so much that I forget about myself. I follow the rules and protect myself because I want to protect them, but I’m not scared of it”
“I had the choice,” Clavel continued. “I could have stayed home, doing nothing, and waiting for the givernment money. No. I had the permission to help and I need to help, so I did it. I feel I can make a difference.”
Clavel did reportedly note that she was “shocked” to not be provided with proper protective equipment to combat the virus, saying she didn’t receive her first pair of protective glasses until last week.
Clavel isn’t alone among athletes working in medicine as the coronavirus slams personnel, but she might be the only known one who could still be described as active. Former NFL safety Myron Rolle and former MLB first baseman Mark Hamilton have found themselves entering the fight after completing medical school in their retirement.