Ex boxing champion Glenn McCrory charged for using threatening words

Ex world boxing champion Glenn McCrory is charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour ‘after calling two teenage waitresses ‘pet’ during row at £5,000-per-head VIP dinner

  • Former world boxing champion Glenn McCrory is accused of ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words to cause harassment, alarm or distress’
  • The 57-year-old allegedly called two teenage waitresses ‘pet’ at VIP dinner
  • He was guest of honour at Tottenham’s Lilywhite House, ahead of boxing match
  • Former world boxing champion Glenn McCrory has been arrested and charged with using threatening and abusive behaviour after allegedly calling two teenage waitresses ‘pet’.

    Mr McCrory, 57, is said to have insulted the two girls at a £5,000-per-head VIP dinner held at the London Academy of Excellence on September 25, sources told the Mirror.

    The fighter, from County Durham, has denied the allegations. 

    Former world boxing champion Glenn McCrory has been arrested after allegedly calling two teenage waitresses 'pet'. Pictured in 1990

    Former world boxing champion Glenn McCrory has been arrested after allegedly calling two teenage waitresses ‘pet’. Pictured in 1990

    Mr McCrory had been a guest of honour at the dinner, held in part of Tottenham’s Lilywhite House, before Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight match against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium eight months ago.

    An official complaint was made to the Metropolitan Police about the former Sky Sports pundit’s alleged remarks, the Mirror reported.  

    Mr McCroy was charged in March, and appeared at Highbury magistrates last month accused of using ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words to cause harassment, alarm or distress’, the news website reported.

    Mr McCrory had been a guest of honour at the dinner, held in part of Tottenham's Lilywhite House (pictured), before Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight match against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

    Mr McCrory had been a guest of honour at the dinner, held in part of Tottenham’s Lilywhite House (pictured), before Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight match against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

    He was bailed and will appear at the same court in August.

    The Met Police confirmed that the charge relates to offence alleged to have occurred at the London Academy of Excellence in Tottenham in September.

    Mr McCroy told the paper he would not discuss the case, and strongly denies the allegations. 

    The former cruiserweight champion was the IBF world title holder from 1989 to 1990.

    The former cruiserweight champion (right) was the IBF world title holder from 1989 to 1990. Pictured, Lennox Lewis delivers a punch to the head of challenger Glenn McCrory during the British and European Heavyweight fight at the Royal Albert Hall, London

    The former cruiserweight champion (right) was the IBF world title holder from 1989 to 1990. Pictured, Lennox Lewis delivers a punch to the head of challenger Glenn McCrory during the British and European Heavyweight fight at the Royal Albert Hall, London