Former world champion Glenn McCrory has confirmed he no longer is employed by Sky Sports as a commentator and pundit.
McCrory, a regular fixture on the channel since the early days, is now seeking opportunities elsewhere following more than a quarter of a century airing views with his tender Geordie accent.
Fans have reacted with dismay as McCrory confirmed the news via his social media on Saturday night two months on from rumours his contract was not being extended.
A former sparring partner of Mike Tyson, McCrory, 52, claimed cruiserweight title glory in 1989 before surrendering the belt a year later.
@bakerboy2710 im let go
— Glenn McCrory (@SkyGlennMcCrory) November 12, 2016
Just read that McCrory has been ditched by @SkySportsBoxing so instead we have to listen to lads talking about their mates.
— Wilson (@KennyWil5on) November 12, 2016
@SkySportsBoxing Reinstate Glenn McCrory
— DM (@mill3rsuper) November 12, 2016
— Ryan Heagney (@ryanheagney6) November 12, 2016
A previous statement released by Sky Sports earlier, read: “Glenn has had a long and successful career with Sky Sports boxing.
“We thank him for everything he has done and we him all the best for the future.”