Carl Frampton returns to Las Vegas following his unfortunate hand injury that thwarted his Philadelphia fight with Emmanuel Dominguez last August.
This time, 'The Jackal' meets with unbeaten Tyler 'The Golden Child' McCreary, who isn’t well known to British fight fans.
So BBN decided to dig up some interesting facts about the unbeaten American ahead of his November 30 Sin City meeting with the 'Pride of the Belfast':
KO Ratio: 41%
He was born in Toledo, Ohio, US, and can regularly be seen giving back to the community in local projects, including donating his time to local food banks.
Nicknamed ‘The Golden Child’, due to displaying talent from an early age.
McCreary began boxing at the age of 10 and reached an incredible amateur record of 87-15 with 46 KO’s! He won the Title National Championship in 2009 and 2010. McCreary also captured a bronze medal at the Under-19 National Championships, was a two-time Toledo Golden Gloves Champion and won an Ohio State Junior Olympics Championship.
He won his professional debut in 2014 against a fellow debutant, Chris Tanner, within 43 seconds.
He is promoted by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports and has been described by boxing media as, “Boxing's next best thing.”
He joined the Roc in February 2015, when he was just 21, alongside five others: welterweight Javier Flores; fellow Ohioan Sonny Fredrickson; unbeaten super-lightweight Wellington Romero; super-welterweight Miguel Sanchez; and undefeated middleweight KO artist Rudy Puga Jr.
McCreary is trained by Lamar Wright at the thriving Glass City Boxing Gym, where IBF lightweight world champion Robert Easter Jr also trains.
On October 8, 2015 McCreary overcame the toughest test of his career when he won a unanimous decision over former WBA world ranked contender, Manuel de los Reyes Herrera (21-17-1) in Rochester, New York.
His career-best win came in his last fight in July with a split decision over WBA Oceania, WBO Asia Pacific Youth and national Philippines featherweight champion Jessie Cris Rosales (22-2-1).
He is currently ranked at WBA #5.
McCreary was due to fight on October 26 next, but when a call came in at his gym that Carl Frampton was looking for an opponent, he immediately said, “I’ll take it. I didn’t hesitate. It’s an opportunity I couldn’t turn down, and I feel that every fight is a risk. A win here means a world title shot next.”
His November 30 fight with Frampton in Las Vegas, will not be his first time fighting in the 'The Silver City'. In his 12th pro fight, he fought Vincent Jennings (5-2-1) on the undercard of Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev WBA, IBF, WBO world light-heavyweight title fight.