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

Published 12/25/2020, 6:15 AM EST
MASHANTUCKET, CT – AUGUST 16: Roy Jones Jr. during his match against Eric Watkins in the season two finale of NUVOtvs Knockout at Foxwoods Resort Casino on August 16, 2015 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Jones won by a knockout in the sixth round. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images for NUVOtv)


One of the all-time boxing greats, Roy Jones Jr, recently went toe to toe with Mike Tyson in an exhibition bout. He performed substantially well in this fight, considering his age.

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With this fight not even completing a month, ‘Captain Hook’ is already looking to build on his comeback by taking on yet another boxer. Jones recently name-dropped a British boxer, Glenn McCrory, in a subtle callout.

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Jones affirmed, “Well if you’re looking to come back out and fight and come out of retirement, I know I’m not the guy that you had quarrels with.

“I know you never crossed my paths and I’ve never crossed yours, but I also know we both had two illustrious careers. If you are really serious about coming out of retirement. I’m the dude that just can’t say no.

“So you want to make it happen, you’ll know what to do. Peace. Merry Christmas again. Happy New Year,” he concluded.

Nobody ever expected Jones to call out McCrory out of the blue. Veterans of boxing are now coming out of their retirement to start off their run in the sport again.

Since the Tyson vs Jones exhibition fight, there have been many speculations about big-wigs of the boxing returning to fight for some good cause.

McCrory, too, might have thought on the same juncture and he was quick enough to have an opponent lined up for himself.

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Will Roy Jones Jr. and Glenn McCrory collide in 2021?

Glenn McCrory hung his gloves up way back in 1993. He had 30 wins and 8 losses to his name. The cruiserweight was never really in the limelight. But it seems like the Tyson vs Jones fight inspired him and many other veterans of the sport.

Jones has already given a shout out to McCrory. It will intrigue one and all to see how the British boxer responds.

MASHANTUCKET, CT – AUGUST 16: Roy Jones Jr. during his match against Eric Watkins in the season two finale of NUVOtvs Knockout at Foxwoods Resort Casino on August 16, 2015 in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Jones won by a knockout in the sixth round. (Rich Schultz/Getty Images for NUVOtv)

Although his exhibition bout ended with a draw against Tyson, Jones is riding high on confidence to step inside the ring once again.

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McCrory has expressed his desire to dip his toes back in the game, but hasn’t been aligned with any of his fellow veterans just yet. Considering this, Roy Jones Jr. can just turn out to be an ideal opponent for him to run it back in the ring.

The popularity of Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.’s exhibition fight was boundless. PPV buys went sky high, and the duo got lauded for putting up a charismatic show. If McCrory faces Jones in 2021, it will be another blockbuster exhibition bout presumed to attract a million eyeballs.

How excited are you for this fight? Let us know through the comments below.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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