Glenn McCrory


Glenn McCrory is a former boxing legend and now regularly commentates on the sport. McCrory made his professional debut in February 1984, achieving a first-round knockout against his opponent, Barry Ellis. Over the following 15 months, McCrory fought an impressive 12 times, winning on each occasion, before suffering his first defeat in September 1985.

This defeat was to be the start of a series of losses for McCrory as he went on to lose the next four out of five fights. However, this losing run soon came to an end when a visit to Louisville, Kentucky saw him grab success and get back to winning ways. The win against Joe Adams in Kentucky provided the springboard for a run of form which would take him first to the Commonwealth Cruiserweight title and then to the British title. After four straight victories, Glenn McCrory then had the chance to fight Zambian Chisanda Mutti, the reigning Commonwealth champion.

Grabbing this opportunity with both hands, McCrory won the match to take the Commonwealth Cruiserweight title. In January 1988, McCrory successfully defended his title against Tee Jay. Successfully defending his honour, McCrory then picked up the British Belt as well as the Commonwealth Cruiserweight title.

After picking up the British & Commonwealth title, McCrory went on to win the vacant World Cruiserweight Title with a unanimous points decision against Patrick Lumumba, and in doing so became the North-East of England’s first-ever World Boxing Champion. He also worked as Mike Tyson‘s chief sparring partner, completing 96 rounds during his heyday in 1987 -88.

Now a motivational speaker alongside his punditry work, Glenn McCrory speaks of his experience as a professional boxer and what it takes to achieve success and retain a boxing title. Glenn speaks engages audiences with his inspirational story on the extreme commitment and discipline required for success and the resilience he had to show to enable him to achieve all that he did in the sport.

Glenn McCrory is now a boxing commentator and analyst and has worked for the likes of Sky Sports, ITV, BBC,

To book Glenn McCrory as the boxing speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Glenn is known to cover the following topics:

  • Question & Answer
  • Peak Performance
  • Leadership
  • Motivation & Inspiration
  • Achieving Goals

See what organisations had to say about Glenn McCrory:

“Glenn was very well received at the show and his speech received a good deal of positive feedback.”  – Scotty, Leading Physical Trainer, RNAS Yeovilton (Royal Navy)