BOXER: TYLER MCCREARY
NICKNAME: GOLDEN CHILD
DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 9, 1993
BORN: TOLEDO, OHIO
LIVES: TOLEDO, OHIO
RECORD: 15-0 (7 KOs)
Tyler “Golden Child” McCreary is an undefeated super featherweight boxer from Toledo, Ohio.
At the age of 10, McCreary began boxing to avoid the dangers of the streets, but the hobby quickly turned into a genuine passion. As an amateur, McCreary amassed a record of 87-15 (46 KOs), captured a bronze medal at the Under-19 National Championships, won the Title National Championship in 2009 and 2010, earned honors as a two-time Toledo Golden Glove Champion and clinched the Ohio State Junior Olympics Championship.
After establishing his dominance on the amateur circuit, McCreary transitioned to the professional ranks and made his debut on August 15, 2014, where he scored a first-round knockout over Chris Tanner at the Grand Plaza Hotel in his hometown. A month later, McCreary followed that performance with a second-round technical knockout victory over Anthony Molson in Dearborn, Michigan.
McCreary’s dominant display through his first three fights laid the foundation for the Toledo native to sign an exclusive promotional deal with Roc Nation Sports in February 2015. In his first two fights under the Roc Nation Sports banner, McCreary quickly disposed of his opponents, notching first-round knockouts against Anthony Crowder and Donny Miller. He’d finish the year with three more victories over John Willoughby, Manuel de los Reyes Herrera and Stephon McIntyre, respectively.
When 2016 rolled around, McCreary extended his unbeaten streak with a TKO over Antoine Knight at the historic Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky. He continued to cruise through the competition, tallying back-to-back, six-round unanimous decisions over Jules Blackwell and DeWayne Wisdom heading into November 2016.
From there, McCreary shifted his focus to his first career fight in Las Vegas. On November 19, 2016, he prevailed against Vincent Jennings, securing a majority decision on the undercard of Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev’s inaugural showdown at T-Mobile Arena.
McCreary took that momentum into 2017, where he squared off against Colombia’s Jonathan Perez back home in Toledo. During that fight, McCreary dropped Perez in the fifth round with a short counter shot en route to garnering an eighth-round unanimous decision victory. Most recently, McCreary furthered his claim for a title shot, defeating Edward Kakembo – via a unanimous decision in Columbus – and preserved his unblemished, professional record.
When the Toledo native isn’t lacing up his gloves, he enjoys spending time with his grandmother, taking on his friends in video games (especially Call of Duty) and playing basketball.