Glenn McCrory

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Glenn McCrory
Statistics
Real name Glenn McCrory
Nickname(s) "Gentleman"
Rated at Cruiserweight
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Nationality English
Born (1964-09-23) September 23, 1964 (age 49)
Annfield Plain, County Durham, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 30
Wins by KO 12
Losses 8
Draws 1

Glenn McCrory (born 23 September 1964)[1] is a British former professional boxer who held the IBF version of the cruiserweight world championship. He has worked as a Sky commentator and pundit since 1989.

Early professional career[edit]

McCrory was born in Annfield Plain, County Durham, England. He made his professional debut in February 1984, scoring a 1st round knock out against Barry Ellis. Over the next 15 months he fought a further 12 times, winning on each occasion before suffering his first defeat against John Westgarth in September 1985. The defeat was to be the first in a series of losses for McCrory as he went on to lose a further four fights out of his next five. In November 1986 this run came to an end when a visit to Louisville, Kentucky saw him get back to winning ways against the inexperienced Joe Adams.[2]

British and Commonwealth champion[edit]

The Adams win provided the springboard for a run of form which would take him first to the Commonwealth cruiserweight title and then to the British. Four straight victories set him up for a shot at Zambian Chisanda Mutti, the reigning Commonwealth champion, in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear on 4 September 1987. The fight went the distance with McCrory picking up a points win. In January 1988 he defended his title for the first time and picked up the British belt with a win over Tee Jay in Wandsworth. A further defence of both titles occurred in April 1988 when he returned to Gateshead to defeat challenger Lou Gent.

World Champion[edit]

Three more wins over journeymen opponents followed the Gent victory before, in June 1989, McCrory challenged Patrick Lumumba for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title, winning the belt via a unanimous points decision. He made one defence of the belt against Siza Makathini in October 1989 before losing it to American Jeff Lampkin in March 1990.

Further challenges[edit]

Following the Lampkin defeat, McCrory moved up to heavyweight and in September 1991 lost in a challenge to future world champion Lennox Lewis, failing in his bid to win Lewis's British and European titles. Two victories and a draw against journeymen followed the Lewis defeat before a trip to Moscow in July 1993 resulted in an unsuccessful attempt to win back his IBF belt, losing over 12 rounds to reigning champion Alfred Cole. The fight was to prove his last as a professional as McCrory retired from the sport with a record of won 30, lost 8, drawn 1. Since retirement, McCrory has become a television commentator and occasional actor, employed by Sky Television as the long time sidekick of Ian Darke.

Professional boxing record[edit]

30 Wins (12 knockouts, 18 decisions), 8 Losses (5 knockouts, 3 decisions), 1 Draw [1]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 30-8-1 United States Alfred Cole UD 12 16 Jul 1993 CSKA Moscow, Moscow, Russia IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 109-118, 109-118, 110-117.
Win 30-7-1 United States Mark "The Storm" Young UD 10 6 May 1993 Riviera Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 29-7-1 United States Ric "The Bomber" Lainhart TKO 2 20 Jan 1993 Avoriaz, France
Draw 28-7-1 Algeria Mohamed Bouchiche PTS 8 26 Sep 1992 Paris, France
Loss 28-7 United Kingdom Lennox Lewis KO 2 30 Sep 1991 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom BBBofC British/EBU Heavyweight Title. McCrory knocked out at 1:30 of the second round.
Win 28-6 United States Terry "Strong Arm" Armstrong KO 2 16 Feb 1991 Pavilion, Thornaby, United Kingdom
Loss 27-6 United States Jeff Lampkin KO 3 22 Mar 1990 Leisure centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom IBF World Cruiserweight Title. McCrory knocked out at 2:20 of the third round.
Win 27-5 South Africa Siza Makathini KO 11 21 Oct 1989 Eston Sports Academy, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom IBF World Cruiserweight Title. Siza knocked out at 1:07 of the 11th round.
Win 26-5 Kenya Patrick "Killer" Lumumba UD 12 3 Jun 1989 Louisa Centre, Stanley, County Durham, United Kingdom IBF World Cruiserweight Title. 118-110, 116-111, 118-111.
Win 25-5 United States Steve Mormino PTS 10 28 Feb 1989 Marton Country Club, Marton, United Kingdom
Win 24-5 United States Lorenzo Boyd KO 2 15 Nov 1988 Metairie Landmark Hotel, Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Win 23-5 United States Ron Lee Warrior TKO 5 1 Nov 1988 Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the fifth round.
Win 22-5 United Kingdom Lou Gent TKO 8 22 Apr 1988 Leisure centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth Cruiserweight Title.
Win 21-5 United Kingdom Tee Jay PTS 12 21 Jan 1988 Latchmere Leisure Centre, Wandsworth, London, England, United Kingdom BBBofC British/Commonwealth Cruiserweight Title.
Win 20-5 Zambia Chisanda Mutti PTS 12 4 Sep 1987 Leisure centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom Commonwealth Cruiserweight Title.
Win 19-5 United Kingdom Andy Straughn TKO 10 31 Mar 1987 Civic Sports Centre, Oldham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom BBBofC British Cruiserweight Title Eliminator. Referee stopped the bout at 0:44 of the tenth round.
Win 18-5 United Kingdom Barry Ellis PTS 8 18 Feb 1987 West Hotel, Fulham, Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom 79-77.5.
Win 17-5 United Kingdom Danny Lawford PTS 8 5 Feb 1987 Mayfair Suite, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Win 16-5 United Kingdom Calvin Sherman KO 1 8 Jan 1987 Marriott Hotel, Houston, Texas, United States Sherman knocked out at 2:42 of the first round.
Win 15-5 United Kingdom Joe "Sam" Adams PTS 6 25 Nov 1986 Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Loss 14-5 United Kingdom Hughroy Currie KO 2 7 Oct 1986 Civic Sports Centre, Oldham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Loss 14-4 United Kingdom Dave Garside TKO 7 17 Jun 1986 Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Blackpool, United Kingdom Referee stopped the bout at 1:17 of the seventh round.
Loss 14-3 Sweden Anders Eklund UD 8 18 Apr 1986 Randers Hallen, Randers, Denmark 75-79, 75-79, 74-79.
Loss 14-2 Wales Rudi Pika PTS 8 9 Apr 1986 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win 14-1 United Kingdom Roy Skeldon PTS 8 10 Dec 1985 Leisure centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom 79-78.
Loss 13-1 United Kingdom John Westgarth KO 4 3 Sep 1985 Leisure centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom McCrory knocked out at 0:56 of the fourth round.
Win 13-0 United Kingdom Alfonso Forbes KO 1 28 May 1985 Alexandra Pavilion, Muswell Hill, London, England, United Kingdom Forbes knocked out at 1:10 of the first round.
Win 12-0 United Kingdom George Carmen PTS 8 27 Mar 1985 Leisure centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom 80-78.
Win 11-0 Canada Alex Williamson PTS 8 20 Feb 1985 Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, England, United Kingdom 79-78.
Win 10-0 United States Nate "Dog" Robinson TKO 2 19 Jan 1985 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Win 9-0 United States "Smokin" Mike Perkins PTS 8 24 Nov 1984 Leisure centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom 80-77.
Win 8-0 United States Tony Velasco PTS 8 27 Oct 1984 Stormont Maine Club, Gateshead, United Kingdom 80-77.
Win 7-0 Wales Andrew Gerrard PTS 8 6 Sep 1984 Federation Brewery, Gateshead, United Kingdom
Win 6-0 Wales Andrew Gerrard PTS 6 13 Jun 1984 Afan Lido, Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Win 5-0 United Kingdom Frank "MVP" Robinson TKO 4 9 May 1984 Marriott Hotel, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 4-0 United Kingdom Frank "MVP" Robinson PTS 6 30 Apr 1984 Grosvenor House, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 3-0 United Kingdom Steve Abadom PTS 6 21 Mar 1984 Marriott Hotel, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Win 2-0 United Kingdom Denroy Bryan PTS 8 22 Feb 1984 Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London, United Kingdom
Win 1-0 United Kingdom Barry Ellis KO 1 6 Feb 1984 Marriott Hotel, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom

Newbiggin Hall gym[edit]

Following his retirement from the sport, McCrory gained a professional trainers license and opened a gym in the Newbiggin area. Wider ambitions for the gym include McCrory's wish for it to be used as a possible training camp for the Team GB boxers before the next Olympics in 2012.[3]

Preceded by
Evander Holyfield
Vacates
IBF Cruiserweight Champion
3 June 1989–22 Mar 1990
Succeeded by
Jeff Lampkin
Preceded by
Chisanda Mutti
Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion
4 Sept 1987 – 19 Apr 1989 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Apollo Sweet
filled vacancy

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