Boxing News: Glenn McCrory Accepts Challenge to Fight Roy Jones Jr.

Published 12/29/2020, 8:04 AM EST
LAS VEGAS – MARCH 30: Boxer Roy Jones Jr. works out at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino March 30, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones will face Bernard Hopkins in a light heavyweight bout on April 3 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Five division world champion- Roy Jones Jr. has possibly found his next opponent and can return to the boxing ring soon. Following his close battle with Mike Tyson, Roy desired to fight again and recently called former cruiserweight champion Glenn McCrory out.

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Well, the Brit veteran accepted the offer and we might see him lock horns with ‘Captain Hook’ soon.

Although nothing is official yet, both- McCrory and Jones Jr. have verbally accepted the challenge.

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IFL TV recently posted a video where ‘Gentleman’ McCrory accepted Jones Jr’s challenge. It was a tame interaction rather than anything vile as both the pugilists showed each respect. However, that doesn’t curb the intensity of their potential fight.

Speaking on the challenge, McCrory said, “What a Christmas and what a surprise, the great Roy Jones Jr., the five-weight world champion is picking a fight. Well, I tell you what sir, you just got yourself one.”

According to Roy Jones Jr., McCrory was trying to land a fight with both Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. While none of those bouts materialized, Jones Jr. is willing to slide in.

Glenn McCrory vs Roy Jones Jr.- How big is the fight?

It will clearly be an exhibition contest, much similar to Tyson vs Jones Jr. Considering their age, none would likely have the chance to knock each other out. But they will undoubtedly still show a glimpse of their former glory.

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LAS VEGAS – APRIL 02: Boxer Roy Jones Jr. poses during the official weigh-in for his bout against Bernard Hopkins at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on April 2, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a light heavyweight bout on April 3 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It is vital to note that Jones Jr. is much more active than McCrory. He was a professional till 2018 and broke his retirement this year for the exhibition fight against Tyson.

So, ‘Captain Hook’ will have some serious advantages against McCrory. But boxing is an unpredictable sport and despite being an exhibition, fans will love to watch the two former champions lock horns.

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If fans continue to pour more attention to the matchup, we can see it materialize in the coming days. Do you feel Roy Jones Jr. and Glenn McCrory will actually fight each other?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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