by Barry Dickson

I interviewed Craig McEwan about a number of things including his boxing career in America and his upcoming Homecoming bout here in Edinburgh at Meadowbank Sports Centre on 14 April 2012.

The first thing that struck me about Craig is how down to earth and humble he is, despite his great success in America including living in Hollywood. He is incredibly level-headed, and has a great fondness for his hometown and, indeed, the area he was brought up in.

Craig has been boxing for many years. He won Commonwealth Bronze in 2002  and has represented his country at both junior and senior level. He is promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and has been trained by the great Freddie Roach. He is very excited at the prospect of fighting on homesoil for the first time in his professional career and is dreaming of a World title fight at Easter Road Stadium.

I also talked with with Rab McEwan (Craig’s father) and Gary Young, another Edinburgh Boxer.

Rab is very passionate about the sport. He runs the Clovenstone Amateur Boxing Club at Clovenstone Community Centre. If anyone wishes to join then all they need to do is go along or contact Rab on 0131 453 4561.

This was an interview that I enjoyed doing and Craig was a total delight to talk with.

Barry Dickson is studying HNC Radio Broadcasting at Telford College Edinburgh.