Ok we all know McEwan has had a difficult time after returning from america and is not at the level he was at when he fought Andy Lee however posting comments to the fact he is overrated and could not even challenge anyone in the top 10 in britain is how can i say it “a bit out of order!! in my opinion he can but what is letting McEwan down is the people around him or lack of people depends on how you look at it, in america he was beating everyone who was put in front of him with 19 wins 11 ko’s and was trained by Roach and promoted by golden boy and not to mention the quality of sparring he had, the problem he had was losing to Quillin which was his chance which ended in a premature stoppage in the 6th and it is worthy of note that McEwan had split from roach at this time who was in turn trg quillin. Mcewan then came back to the UK because trying to get a fight was tough and had a good record however he was high risk for little reward and we all know if you don’t fight you do not get paid!! so had to return to scotland to be with family where he could get a bit of support, then he made the fatal mistake of teaming up with Nelson!!! yes he should of done better against Ekawando i totally agree however i will point out he was a favourite along with McEwan why was that??? and who knows if the result went the other way and went on to win it?? anyway still should of done better and i’m pretty sure McEwan knows that himself, what he needs is a decent promoter, manager and trainer to get decent quality fights then in my opinion we would see the true McEwan but until then i’m not sure. But the real point i’m making is rather than being negative about one of our own scottish fighters who is willing to fight anybody and provide for his family and let’s not forget he has talent as an amatuer and as a pro and not mention represents scotland, think before you sit in your armchair with laptop easy to judge with negative comments let’s show McEwan abit of support!!!Posted December 29, 2012 5:24 pm
must i point out that mcewan lost in prizefighter to a guy that had only 2 professional fights yes thats rite 2 and there was nothin controversial about it , it was close and it could have went either way but it certainley wasent controversial unlike mcewans father in law states above which i just found out lol. Anyways the judges shouldent even have had a say in the matter here’s mcewan had over 20 proffesional bouts and only lost 2 and he’s put up against a guy who’s had 2 fights , i mean its a no brainer isin’t it ???? he should have schooled this guy but oh no he gets beat and then cry’s robbery come on eh gives a break and he also stated he made the weight easy aswell so you cant use him as being weight drained as an exuse even if he was it still shoulden’t of been a factor as i said before he had only 2 pro fights!!! i also seen video footage of the show and a mean u’d be lucky if there were about 50 people there all of them probably mcewans family and hangers on. I dont want to come across as dishing scottish fighters but a mean come on wake up and smell the coffee………….Posted December 12, 2012 3:59 pm
Finally John Ryder – someone agrees.. the Mcewan camp are acting like they are due some rightful entitlement to a title shot…
zzzzzzzzzzzzPosted December 12, 2012 3:07 am
Broony – ” if Craig’s opponents threw a few punches then he already accomplished more than the opponent AAA had for McEwan on the last show ” very valid point :)
I wasnt actually at this event, but i did hear it was a one sided sparring session..
Back to my point on McEwan – Id never have even made a comment but people like Stewart Dredge are making him out to be Edinburgh and Scotlands savior to boxing, the Sport was fine here when he was in the States.. Burns, Arthur, Anderson, Limond and McAlister have all done our counrty and sport proud. –
Josh Taylor – Commonwealth honours and Olympian with alot of positive media attention.
So my point is very valid Mr Dredge.. this quote appears very arrogant.
Stop throwing this guy down everyones throats.. I sat hearing about him all night.. after seeing him in prizefighter and knowing all about his career in the states and was actually let down by the performance.Posted December 10, 2012 12:28 pm
Mick the Marmalizer
Surely John Thain’s due a Scottish Area title fight!Posted December 10, 2012 7:07 am
C-Anderson- I wasn’t at the show(was my bday and had stuff on) but it was pretty obvious the sales were poor for this which is crap for Edinburgh boxing. I must say that Sweeney Promotions had more competitive bouts on paper than what AAA put on, a couple late injuries did affect this to a degree but if Craig’s opponents threw a few punches then he already accomplished more than the opponent AAA had for McEwan on the last show. Entitled to your opinion on Craig too, even as a fan I’ll admit he hasn’t looked great since the Lee fight but he’s been working hard to get back to that level and if someone half decent will actually fight him then we’ll have a better idea of where he’s at, 3 punch bags and a 3 round fight since returning to Britain after headlining shows in North America says more about the state of our boxing than Craig himself.Posted December 10, 2012 6:21 am
Well done CraigPosted December 9, 2012 6:43 pm
McEwan always a tough solid fighter…Posted December 9, 2012 6:04 pm
With alot of blind sided views and opinions on this post i feel it appropriate to comment.
I was invited along to watch the Event at meadowbank last night having such fond memories of the Alex Arthur nights and was really looking forward to going. An associate of mine had a keen interest in one of the boxers as a potential sponsor but unfortunately his fight was cancelled.
The Night started off well, infact the a Young kid called THAIN caught my eye and in my opinion was the best and most talented boxer of the night.
Mcewan main event – The hall was empty, there were empty seats everywhere, one section was filled with his family and friends all sporting team mcewan tshirts but nothing spectacular. I was introduced to one of the promoters organising the show and he remarked that many fighters sales had been dissapointing.
last nights fight was an easy.. comeback fight.. not quote “storming, second round knock out of tough, Polish veteran”
19 wins 24 lost and had been knocked out 12 times previously, i know this because I was so surprised at how easily Mcewan was being tagged in the first round i wanted to research this so called polish champion.
the true account of Craig Mcewans comeback was he entered the ring with santa style pants and a santa hat.. almost fell off the ring apron through lack of concentration and seemed to be in good spirits.
his opponent on the other hand.. hit him flush a few times in the first round and cut his eye open..
he landed a good bodyshot in round 2 yes, and he moved in to finish his opponent in good fashion.
This guy didnt fool me or any of the group i was with, i strongly believe he is over rated and wont win a british title.
if anyone else was sat ringside last night and agrees im giving an honest account i can only imagine im going to need the back up.Posted December 9, 2012 4:47 pm