Prizefighter: Craig McEwan hoping eight-man event will propel him to titles
Last Updated: 02/11/12 9:24am
Craig McEwan: back on British soil after spending seven years in the United States
Craig McEwan believes his time spent training at the Wild Card gym will help him be crowned champion at Prizefighter Light Middleweights III.
The Scotsman returned to Britain after seven years in the United States and is hoping success at York Hall on Saturday night will open up opportunities to fight for titles.
The 30-year-old certainly has the pedigree to contend in the 27th edition of the eight-man, one-night tournament, having been trained by Freddie Roach during his time on American soil.
"I want to fight for the British, Commonwealth and European titles and I obviously need to be over here to do it," said McEwan.
"I wasn't getting much time with Freddie in the Wild Card as he's a very busy man, and I've got a young family now with two boys and they want to see their Granny and Grandpa, but for me, I'm over here to impress on big nights like this and get those title shots."
McEwan's only two defeats so far as a professional have come against world-class duo Andy Lee and Peter Quillin, and he has won twice in Scotland since moving back home.
While in the States he had the chance to learn his trade alongside some of the biggest names in the sport in Roach's famous Los Angeles establishment.
"I worked with the best in the business out there - Bernard Hopkins, Ronald 'Winky' Wright, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley, rubbed shoulders in the gym with Manny Pacquaio and Amir Khan and one-on-one work with Freddie - just being involved in all that has been fantastic," he added.
"I'd love to go back to America, I was there for seven years and I've got some good friends out there. But the chance to be in Prizefighter presented itself so I'm here to see where it takes me. It's great exposure on Sky Sports and gets your name out there."