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Boxing trainer of Conor McGregor and Barry McGuigan coached Daniel Day Lewis for ‘The Boxer’ and says ‘his boxing ability was out of this world’

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Daniel Day Lewis is reputed to be one of the greatest method players of this generation, although it turns out he could have been a practical boxer.

The three-time Oscar winner starred as Danny Flynn in the 1997 film The Boxer, a film about a fighter trying to get going straight after his release from prison.

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Daniel Day Lewis with co-star Rebecca Miller at ‘The Boxer’ premiere

Boxing trainer of Conor McGregor and Barry McGuigan coached Daniel Day Lewis for ‘The Boxer’ and says ‘his boxing ability was out of this world’

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He received critical acclaim for his performance

In preparation for the action scenes involved in the role, Lewis trained extensively with two-time Irish Olympian Phil Sutcliffe at the Crumlin Boxing Club.

Sutcliffe, who coached two-weight UFC world champion Conor McGregor throughout his career, said Lewis’ boxing ability was “out of this world”.

“Daniel came and trained like a professional fighter, did everything a professional boxer should do,” he told the Irish Times “And I know that because I train them in the gym for a long time now.

“He was 100% committed, practiced everything until he was perfect and could land a punch, of course. His boxing ability was out of this world.

Boxing trainer of Conor McGregor and Barry McGuigan coached Daniel Day Lewis for ‘The Boxer’ and says ‘his boxing ability was out of this world’

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Sutcliffe (second from left) helped prepare McGregor for UFC 246

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Sutcliffe coached McGregor at the Crumlin Boxing Club from a young age to the present day

In addition to Sutcliffe, the six-time Oscar-nominated actor also worked alongside former featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan for the film’s actual fight scenes – to create a sense of authenticity.

The film was inspired by McGuigan’s life and career.

Needless to say, the “Clones Cyclone” marveled at the actor’s work rate and talent inside the ring, believing he was a match for the then British welterweight champion.

“We had him train in the Crumlin gymnasium in Dublin, he fought with the Greek Olympic team,” McGuigan wrote in his autobiography “Cyclone: ​​My Story.” “He fought everywhere and he was so good. He really got so good.

“To give you an idea of ​​this, principal photography for the film began in early 1997 and Daniel had just turned forty.

“So he was in his late 30s, early 40s, when we were training, and I had him train with a guy called Geoff McCreesh, who was the British welterweight champion.

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The former world featherweight champion helped groom Lewis

“McCreesh had knocked out a guy named Kevin Lueshing to win his title: Lueshing had already fought for the world title against Puerto Rican great Felix Trinidad, and knocked down the champion, almost causing an upset.

“McCreesh was good, that’s what I mean: a badass and he fought a lot with Daniel for about six months. He probably fought with Daniel at the beginning, to be honest, but over time Over time, Daniel got better and better and started giving Geoff a hard time.

“At the end, they were doing eight rounds together, and I swear you couldn’t separate them. There was nothing between them.”



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