Craig McEwan (born 13 April 1982) is a Scottish boxer
raised in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh. 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 19 wins with 10 by way of
knock-out, and two losses.
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.
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' second British 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 March 12, 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.
On November 5, 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.