Craig McEwan (boxer)

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Craig McEwan
Statistics
Real name Craig MacIntosh McEwan
Nickname(s) Scottish
Rated at Middleweight
Nationality Scottish
Born (1982-04-13) 13 April 1982 (age 33)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 25
Wins 21
Wins by KO 10
Losses 4
Draws 0
No contests 0

Craig McEwan (born 13 April 1982) is a Scottish boxer raised in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, Scotland. He began attending boxing classes at Clovenstone Amateur Boxing Club, aged seven, coached by his father Rab. McEwan turned professional in 2006 and is currently fighting at middleweight. He holds a career record of 21 wins with 10 by way of knockout, and four losses.

Amateur career[edit]

McEwan had his first competitive bout aged eleven. During his teenage years McEwan developed into one of Scotland's top amateur boxers. In his thirteen years as an amateur boxer he fought three hundred and seventy-six matches, won ten gold medals in international tournaments, and regularly captained the Scottish International Team. On several occasions he was crowned Scottish champion at both junior and senior level, as well as being European Junior Champion and Senior British & Irish Four Nations Champion. He has twice represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze medal in 2002. In 2005, McEwan broke Scotland's amateur boxing record by winning three gold medals at the international level.

Professional career[edit]

McEwan is a highly touted prospect and his talent and skills were enough to be signed by promoter Oscar De La Hoya as Golden Boy Promotions' first Scottish fighter. McEwan previously fought out of The Wild Card gym in Hollywood, where he was trained by world renowned trainer Freddie Roach.

In a fight on 12 March 2011 against Irish boxer Andy Lee billed "The Celtic War", McEwan, after an almost perfect boxing performance, was convincingly knocked out in the 10th round by a left hook. Two of the fight's judges had the match scored even while one had McEwan with a slight edge.[1]

On 5 November 2011, McEwan was knocked out by Peter Quillin in the sixth round of their fight in Cancún, Mexico. McEwan protested the decision, claiming referee Manolo Alcocer stopped the fight too early.[2][3]

In early 2012 his contract was not renewed by Golden Boy and he returned to the UK.

On 3 November 2012, McEwan suffered the third loss of his professional career when he lost a split decision in the quarter final of a prizefighter tournament to a decorated Nigerian amateur boxing champion who went by the name of Larry Ekundayo (5–0). Ekundayo went on to win the tournament.

In April 2013 he signed a four-fight deal with New York based promoter, Lou DiBella.

In December 2013 he lost a Unanimous Decision to American Dashon Johnson in New York. McEwan cited lack of support from his promoter & proper preparation following an extended absence from the ring, even struggling to organise sparring partners prior to the fight.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

21 Wins (10 knockouts), 3 Losses
Result Record Opponent Type Round time Date Location Notes
Loss 21–4 United States Dashon Johnson UD 6 (6) 7 December 2013 (2013-12-07) New York
Loss 21–3 Nigeria Larry Ekundayo SD 3 (3) 3 November 2012 (2012-11-03) York Hall, London, England
Win 21–2 England Jay Morris UD 6 (6) 1 September 2012 (2012-09-01) Ice Arena, Dundee, Scotland
Win 20–2 England Paul Morby UD 8 (8) 14 April 2012 (2012-04-14) Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland
Loss 19–2 United States Peter Quillin TKO 6 (10) 5 November 2011 (2011-11-05) Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Loss 19–1 Republic of Ireland Andy Lee TKO 10 (10) 0:56 12 March 2011 (2011-03-12) Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut Undercard of Sergio Martinez vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark
Win 19–0 United States Danny Perez MD 10 (10) 23 July 2010 (2010-07-23) Pechanga Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
Win 18–0 Canada Kris Andrews TKO 8 (8) 2:11 3 April 2010 (2010-04-03) Mandalay Bay Resort, Temecula, California, USA
Win 17–0 United States James Parison UD 8 (8) 28 November 2009 (2009-11-28) Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Win 16–0 United States Darnell Boone SD 8 (8) 27 June 2009 (2009-06-27) Staples Center, Los Angeles, USA
Win 15–0 United States Brian Vera UD 10 (10) 8 May 2009 (2009-05-08) Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Win 14–0 Dominican Republic Alexis Division KO 1 (8) 1:49 11 April 2009 (2009-04-11) Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 13–0 United States Ivan Stovall TKO 7 (8) 2:38 19 February 2009 (2009-02-19) Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California United States
Win 12–0 United States Hilario Lopez UD 8 (8) 27 September 2008 (2008-09-27) Home Depot Center, Carson, California, USA
Win 11–0 Mexico Juan Sanchez TKO 3 (8) 1:35 4 April 2008 (2008-04-04) Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Win 10–0 Mexico Erik Rafael Esquivel UD 8 (8) 22 February 2008 (2008-02-22) Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA
Win 9–0 Mexico Alfredo Contreras UD 8 (8) 7 December 2007 (2007-12-07) MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 8–0 United States Anthony Cannon UD 6 (6) 2 November 2007 (2007-11-02) Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, USA
Win 7–0 United States Nick Collins TKO 5 (6) 1:34 7 September 2007 (2007-09-07) Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Win 6–0 United States Valentino Jalomo TKO 4 (6) 1:07 27 July 2007 (2007-07-27) Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Win 5–0 United States Julio Perez TKO 3 (4) 2:08 6 July 2007 (2007-07-06) McAllen Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, USA
Win 4–0 United States Isirdo Arreola TKO 4 (4) 0:44 10 February 2007 (2007-02-10) Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 3–0 United States Valentino Jalomo UD 4 (4) : 8 December 2006 (2006-12-08) Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Win 2–0 United States Tomas Padron TKO 4 (4) 2:21 6 October 2006 (2006-10-06) Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Win 1–0 United States George Montalvo TKO 1 (4) 2:16 16 September 2006 (2006-09-16) MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andy Lee stuns McEwan with KO". RTÉ News. 13 March 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Mayo, David (5 November 2011). "Peter Quillin improves to 26–0, moves closer to middleweight title shot with TKO victory". The Grand Rapids Press. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Woods, Michael (6 November 2011). "5 things we learned from Kirkland-Angulo". ESPN. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "No more California Dreamin' for Craig McEwan". The Scotsman. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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