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Former world champion Glenn McCrory aims to scale Everest

Glenn McCrory draws from his fighting spirit to conquer Mount Manaslu for charity. Despite the harrowing experience, he hasn’t finished yet
Glenn McCrory

HUGE hearted former world cruiserweight king Glenn McCrory is intent on returning to the top of the world, quite literally, next year when he plots to climb Mount Everest to raise funds for a children’s charity.

It’s 30 years now since the 55-year-old Geordie scalped Kenya’s Patrick Lumumba (pts12) to bag the IBF belt amidst delirious scenes at the Louisa Centre, a stone’s throw from his family home in Stanley, County Durham.

And the man who passed 25 years as a Sky Sports boxing analyst, and who also dabbled with acting after drawing the curtain on a highly decorated 30-8-1 ring career in 1993, is deadly serious about his quest, having recently returned from a month-long reconnaissance expedition hauling his 6ft 4in, 17 stone frame up Mount Manaslu in the Nepalese Himalayas.

 

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