With the looks of a James Bond, excellent delivery, and a willingness to tell it as it is McCrory has won over a host of new boxing fans.

The fight game has been good to him and him for it. However it hasn’t been his only playground.

Far from it. A restless, fertile mind and desire to try all things new has seen him flit between making TV documentaries, being a celebrity chef, and acting.

The man who had sparred almost 100 rounds with Mike Tyson and fought Lennox Lewis for the British and European heavyweight crown switched to the other side of the roped square slipping effortlessly behind a mike as a boxing analyst with Sky Television, a job which has seen him travel the globe for 25 years to watch the greatest fights ever featuring every single boxing icon.