Stewart Dredge: Edinburgh middleweight Craig McEwan powered back to winning ways at Meadowbank Stadium on Saturday night with a storming, second round knock out of tough, Polish veteran Mariusz Biskupski. He has now won twenty two of his twenty five pro fights.
McEwan had lost a very controversial split decision to eventual winner Larry Ekundayo in the first round of Sky Sports’ live Prizefighter at the beginning of November after dropping to light-middleweight, and he had come home to the Scottish capital determined to prove he is still one of Britain’s top middleweight prospects. Continue reading
BETFAIR punters make Scottish fighter Craig McEwan the 7-4 favourite to win the final Betfair Prizefighter of 2012, the Light Middleweight III event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, tomorrow night.
Edinburgh-born McEwan, who has spent most of his career boxing in America, will be hoping to triumph on his return to the UK. The 30-year-old looks like the man to beat in the fight for the £32,000 winner’s cheque.
The inexperienced Larry Ekundayo, with just two previous fights to his name, is next in the betting at 11-4 to lift the coveted trophy, the novice having looked particularly impressive during those previous bouts. Hard-hitting Curtis Valentine is an 8-1 shot, as is McEwan’s fellow Scot, Kris Carslaw. Continue reading
The updated bill is below. It will be the first professional boxing promotion in Dundee for over 23 years with the last one held at De Stihl’s Nightclub on the 29th of May 1989.
Amateur boxing legend and 1956 Olympic gold medalist Dick McTaggart describes Dundee as a “real fight city” and the sport has a strong history in the City of Discovery, particularly in the 1940s, when both Tannadice and Dens Park hosted fight nights, and 1950s which regularly saw the Caird Hall filled to capacity.
Anthony Lindie and Sweeney Promotions hope to promote in Dundee on a regular basis and have high hopes for local boxers Ronnie ‘The Shark’ Clark and David Drummond.
Tickets cost £25 (The first 500 adults to purchase one will receive another ticket free of charge for a child under the age of 16), £50 tickets include a hot buffet, £75 a two-course meal and £100 a three-course meal.
Tickets are available on 07557 199 825.
Ronnie Clark v Youssef Al Hamidi, 8 x 2 minute rounds Continue reading