Boxing: McEwan asks for a pop at Golden Boy's 'Golden Child'

EDINBURGH professional middleweight Craig McEwan is so desperate for ring action that he's asked to fight one of his team-mates.

The former Clovenstone boxer, who is now based in Los Angeles, hasn't fought since November and has now pleaded with his Golden Boy management team to match him against unbeaten American prospect Daniel "The Golden Child" Jacobs in March.

Craig's father and former coach Rab McEwan said: "Craig is really champing at the bit to get back into the ring. As a result, he is planning to take up a big step in class by challenging New Yorker Daniel Jacobs, who is unbeaten as a pro and, like Craig, won a clutch of amateur titles. Jacobs is the current WBO NABO champion."

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Meanwhile, several Eastern amateur boxers will head to Moodiesburn, Glasgow this weekend to compete in the Scottish Intermediate championships for boxers who have a total of between seven and 12 bouts.

Leading Craigmillar's title quest is light-flyweight, Joe Murray and featherweight Brodie Robertson but Queensferry coach Mark Geraghty also confirmed that Polish former Eastern heavyweight champion, Jackie Kubas, will be relaunching his career after a three-year break. Queensferry's Spence brothers, Owen and Sean, will also box at Moodiesburn.

• ON Monday, we reported that Denbeath's Tommy Brunton beat Zetland's Bryce Stewart 12-9 in the 1993 lightweight final at the Eastern Youth Championships. We would like to point out that it was, in fact, Stewart who won the bout by 12-9.