Tyler McCreary’s Big Step Up!
On Saturday November 30, undefeated featherweight turned lightweight Tyler “The Golden Child” McCreary (16-0-1, 7 KO’s) will compete in by far his biggest professional contest. At the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, aired lived on ESPN+, he will face the challenge of two division champion Carl “The Jackal” Frampton (26-2, 15 KO’s).
Without question Frampton will stand as McCreary’s most accomplished opponent to date. The former IBF and WBA champion at super bantamweight, as well as the former WBA featherweight champion has staged major prizefights with notable foes. Such names are Josh Warrington, Nonito Donaire, Leo Santa Cruz and Scott Quigg.
As an amateur, McCreary has enjoyed a large amount of success. The Toledo, Ohio born pugilist won gold at the 2009 and 2010 National Championship’s. Also, he’s won the Toledo Golden Gloves twice and an Ohio State Junior Olympic Championship.
When his amateur career concluded the Golden Child had amassed an impressive record of 87-15 with 46 of his wins coming by way of knockout.
Thus far, McCreary has yet to make a serious dent in the professional ranks. The Toledo native is looking to change that fact when he steps in the ring against Frampton. The prizefight with the Jackal will be fought at a catch weight of 128 pounds. McCreary has remained rather transparent about having trouble making the featherweight limit.
This will likely provide the Golden Child with enjoyable size, height and reach advantages. Although, as previously stated, Frampton will possess the greater wealth of professional experience.
Going into this intriguing prizefight, The Jackal is easily being viewed as the wide betting favorite. The question remains, “can young gun McCreary score a career best upset?” If the Golden Child is successful then he will have formally proven himself to be a legitimate contender on the big stage.
Granted that happens, McCreary and his team will then begin beating their drums for a title fight with gusto!
Catch this intriguing bout November 30, LIVE on ESPN+ at 10:00 PM ET. Also, catch the recap on 3kingsboxing!
By: Bakari Simpson