Craig Stephen had worked his way up, becoming a stalwart of the Scottish amateur scene, yet it was his work with Matchroom Boxing of late, that had launched him into public prominence. I’d caught him working many shows, including the World Boxing Super Series, flexing self-taught linguistics, introducing both Japanese and Puerto Rican boxers in their native tongue. The travelling support immediately warmed to him – as they usually do.

Since finding himself estranged from Matchroom Boxing after their decision to employ David Diamanté on a permanent basis, Stephen was keen to entertain new ventures. His travels to China, working for the IBF at both their conventions and world title bouts, had added another string to his bow. *


* This information is from Boxing Social