Boxing: McEwan ponders the future after judges go against him
CAPITAL boxer Craig McEwan was left bemused by the judges’ decision after his quarter-final exit in the Prizefighter light-middleweight tournament in London.
The 30-year-old bowed out in his first fight after losing to eventual winner Larry Ekundayo on a split decision on Saturday, an outcome that has left him puzzled as to how the officials reached their conclusions.
McEwan said: “I didn’t box to the best of my ability and I know I wasn’t that great. He (Ekundayo) is a good fighter, but I thought I won the first round and I think the third round. The TV had me up front with double the punches, so I don’t know why the judges gave it to him.
“I feel gutted because despite me not boxing that great, I still thought I had won the fight.
I can’t do anything about it now, they’ve made their decision and Ekundayo went on to win it.”
Revealing he has been approached about appearing at the Capital Festive Fight Night on December 8 at Meadowbank, McEwan is in two minds, at this stage, as to whether or not he will accept the opportunity.
He added: “I was getting to a point in my career where I was coming back into it and looking for bigger things, but this is another setback. I worked so hard and am the lightest I have ever been in my career. My coaches Andy McIntyre and John McCarron have worked round the clock for me, so I can’t thank them enough.
“I have been asked to fight at Meadowbank in December, but who am I going to fight? No disrespect, but I don’t want to go there and just face another journeyman, but I will have to take a look and make a plan. People have said why don’t you just jack it in, but I am not done as I still have a lot to give.”
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