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Scottish Boxer Craig McEwan To Fight In Las Vegas On Jones-Hopkins Undercard

Unbeaten Edinburgh boxer "Scottish" Craig McEwan is to fight the Canadian Light Middleweight Champion, Kris Andrews on the undercard of the Bernard Hopkins v Roy Jones jnr. show at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas on the 3rd of April. McEwan has been sparring with Edison Miranda at the Goosen Gym in Van Nuys, California in preparation for Miranda`s attempt on Lucian Bute`s IBF super middleweight title in Quebec on the 17th of April..

Miranda, and his coach Ricky Funez, have been full of praise for the quality of sparring they have been getting from the Scot. Miranda joked "when this skinny white guy walked into the Goosen gym we thought "oh no what have they sent us!" But when we started working, Craig was just so good. He is probably the toughest sparring partner I`ve ever been in the ring with. He never stops!"

Despite his own unbeaten status, McEwan will be taking the Andrews fight seriously. "The guy is the Champion of Canada and the fact that this is on the Hopkins v Jones jnr. bill means that I will be showcased worldwide. I intend to be at my very best for this one."

McEwan`s coach, Freddie Roach, is also pleased with his charge`s progress. Freddy says "Craig has been working over at Goosen`s for a couple of weeks so I`ve not seen much of him but we`re getting good feedback from Edison Miranda`s people. He came into the Wildcard yesterday and looks in good shape so we`ll be ready."

Article posted on 06.03.2010



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