Glenn McCrory Talks About Knocking Roy Jones Jr. Out and Making a Comeback After 27 Years of Inactivity

Published 01/16/2021, 9:30 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Glenn McCrory, former boxer, (left) throws a dart as Michael Watson MBE, former boxer, looks on during the Pound 4 Pound Charity fundraiser for Fight4change on May 7, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


Former British cruiserweight champion Glenn McCrory has spiced up his newfound rivalry with Roy Jones Jr. The Englishman spoke about the prospect of knocking him out in their potential exhibition fight and even gave a timeline for their fight.

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Former IBF Cruiserweight Title holder Glenn McCrory (l) with Lennox Lewis (r) ahead of their title fight at the Royal Albert Hall in London in September. Lennox Lewis won the fight with a second round knock out. (Photo by Marc Morris/PA Images via Getty Images)

This comes after Roy Jones Jr called him out, out of the blue for a fight. Despite not expecting a call-out, McCrory accepted the challenge from Jones Jr. He has now given an insight into why he decided to come back.

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Speaking to SecondsOut on YouTube, McCrory said, “If I come back after 27 years of never lacing a glove on, knock Roy Jones out… I think people might say ‘How good could Glenn McCrory have really been.”

Thus, this statement from the Brit showed that for him it is about reminding people of his hay-day. In a time when retired fighters want a piece of the action for the money, it should be a pleasant surprise to fans that McCrory wants to return to prove a point.

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Glenn McCrory gives a tentative date for his fight against Roy Jones Jr

The Englishman then spoke about his return and the potential date for the same. Jones Jr has already made his comeback against Mike Tyson in November, so he should have no problem stepping back into the ring. 

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“They’re looking at May. We’ve got TUFF boxing, which are a new outfit which I’m really happy to be associated with Simon Whittle, great, great guy… So, I’m hoping they can put this on,” said McCrory.

Nov 28, 2020; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Mike Tyson (black trunks) fights Roy Jones, Jr. (white trunks) 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

Thus, he gave his fans a time-frame to look forward to regarding his return to the sport. Given that McCrory has only returned to the ring recently, it will be a big statement from him if he can knock out Roy Jones Jr. Do you think McCrory has what it takes to knock out Roy Jones Jr?

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READ: Roy Jones Jr. Next Fight: Glenn McCrory, Anderson Silva, and Mike Tyson Could Fight the Boxing Legend in 2021

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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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