Glenn McCrory Sends a Stern Message to Mike Tyson

Published 01/05/2021, 7:30 AM EST


Former IBF Cruiserweight champion, Glenn McCrory has got adventurous with his latest call-out. The retired boxer is clearly going for the big fish if he has to make a comeback to the sport. He has now given a message to legendary boxer Mike Tyson.

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McCrory is one of the many retired boxers who is supposedly coming out of retirement to fight. The former champion has been training for a while and has offered to fight Evander Holyfield. However, now things seem to be a lot more serious than before.

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On Christmas day, Roy Jones Jr posted a video on his social media calling McCrory out for a fight. Since then, McCrory has responded to Jones but taken it a step further with his tweet.

McCrory tweeted, “Tell mike Tyson he’s next ….” 

Tyson fought Jones Jr in his comeback fight, and both fighters earned a lot of respect as well as money for their comeback event. However, it seems that the Englishman now wants a crack at both.

READ: ‘We Both Had Illustrious Careers’- Roy Jones Jr. Calls Out Glenn McCrory

Why are retired fighters like Glenn McCrory coming out of retirement?

McCrory is not the only fighter who is thinking of making a comeback. Evander Holyfield and Oscar De La Hoya have also expressed their desire to fight again.

The reason behind these bocxers wanting to make a comeback is fairly simple. Mike Tyson’s exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr was extremely successful and earned a lot of money. Furthermore, Tyson has started the Legends Only League, which gives fighters an incentive to compete.

Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson and Roy Jones, Jr. pose with their belts after a split draw during a heavyweight exhibition boxing bout for the WBC Frontline Belt at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Scarnici/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Therefore, when you consider the fact that these are men who love to train and fight, it’s a no-brainer. They are getting paid to do something they love doing, while the expectation and pressure is not as high as it was in their primes.

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However, it does not paint a good picture for the sport of boxing. Either way, it seems as though this trend of new fighters returning will continue for now.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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