Hailing from Central City in Toledo Ohio, undefeated featherweight Tyler “The Golden Child” McCreary began boxing at the age of 10 to avoid the dangers of the street
s and quickly found his true passion. As an amateur, McCreary amassed a record of 87-15 (46 KOs) and 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 Glove Champion and won Ohio State Junior Olympics Championship.
McCreary, who trains at Glass City Boxing Gym, made his professional debut on August 15, 2014, scoring a first-round knockout win over Chris Tanner at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. He followed that up with a second-round technical knockout victory over Anthony Molson in September 2014 at the Performance Arts Center in Dearborn Michigan. In his most recent bout on December 5, 2014, he stopped Antonio Gonzales in the third round at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Toledo. McCreary was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio.
As a young child, he battled asthma, but was still able to play baseball, basketball and football. When not in the gym, he likes spending time with his grandmother, playing video games (especially Call of Duty) and playing basketball.
In February 2015, Roc Nation Sports announced that it had signed McCreary to an exclusive promotional agreement. On March 7, 2015, he scored a commanding first round knockout over Anthony Crowder at Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and followed by another first round win by way of technical knockout over Donny Miller, a couple of months later, in front of a hometown crowd at the Grand Plaza Hotel in Toledo, Ohio.
McCreary would subsequently beat veteran fighters, John Willoughby, Manuel de los
Reyes Herrera, and Stephon McIntyre to conclude the year with a record of 8-0 (5 KOs).
Kicking off 2016, McCreary furthered his unbeaten streak with a win over Antoine Knight by way of technical in the third round at the historic Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, a venue which showcased a young Cassius Clay in the late 1950s. Next, as the co-feature at a sold out Lucas Country Recreation Center in the Toledo suburb of Maumee, Ohio, McCrea
ry won a six-round unanimous decision over Philadelphia’s Jules Blackwell. McCreary scored knockdowns in the second and third rounds and won by scores of 60-52, 60-52 and 59-53. Before advancing his record to 11-0 (6 KOs) on August 20, 2016 at the Milwaukee Center, McCreary had to hunt down DeWayne Wisdom of Indianapolis, Indiana, whose strategy was to fight in spurts until the final bell. The featherweights went six rounds with McCreary cruising to a unanimous decision win by scores of 59-53 twice and 58-54.