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.
Not previously known as a power puncher, the Scot has been working on his strength with a new coaching team of John McCarron and Andy MacIntyre and it was clear from the first bell that his body punching was hurting the durable Pole.
A clash of heads in round one opened up an old cut above McEwan’s right eye but he wasted no time in ending the contest, flooring Biskupski twice in the first minute of the second with steamhammer combinations.
Having previously based himself in Los Angeles, California, this was only McEwan’s second professional fight in his hometown and it is clear that he has a huge potential support in a city which has been starved of quality professional boxing for many years.
After the bout, McEwan paid tribute to his sponsors and trainers: “I now have the support of a dynamic young team who understand what is required to move my career forward. I am delighted for them that we have ended 2012 on a high. There has been mention of a Celtic title fight against Eamonn O’Kane in the new year which would be perfect. Team McEwan says “bring it on!””