McIntosh Vows To Make 'One Destruction' at a Time

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

MUSIC lover Danny McIntosh is planning to hit all the right notes to become British champion.

The Norwich light-heavyweight, 34, takes on Travis Dickinson in the quarter-final of the exciting new MaxiNutrition Knockout tournament tomorrow night.

The winner of the eight-man competition will come out with the British crown currently held by Bob Ajisafe who beat Dean Francis last week in his quarter-final.

Former European champion McIntosh has vowed to thrill fans when he takes on Dickinson this weekend in Sheffield on his way to landing the famous Lonsdale belt.

He said: “Watch out, just watch out is all I can say. You're going to see a big show on Saturday.

“I'm not going to try and scare-monger anyone, at the end of the day they're going to see what's going to happen when I get in the ring and we'll see how many of them come out of the first round.

“Every time you get into that ring you're at risk of getting hurt so I'm not taking anyone lightly.

“One fighter at a time, one destruction at a time.”

The light-heavyweight puncher may come across as a man who means business inside the ring.

But when he is not knocking out opponents, McIntosh spends his time using his hands for something a bit different.

He said: “I play the guitar and the piano, mainly classical, my favourite to play is Moonlight Sonata.

“On the guitar I play Spanish and acoustic, but I mainly jam rather than play anything in particular.”

After a rollercoaster career that includes five defeats, McIntosh insists this new tournament is just what he needs.

The Norwich man has not fought since competing in the cruiserweight Prizefighter in May 2013 – where he lost to Hari Miles in the last four.

His time in the ring looked over after three defeats on the trot in 2011 and 2012, but he is planning to bounce back in the twilight of his career.

He added: “It would mean everything to win this competition, boxing is all about winning and I'm here to win.

“I'm not here to play games, I'm here to win the whole thing.

“I want to be fighting regular and in this tournament I know the fights are there and I know they can happen.”

The MaxiNutrition second quarter-finals are live on Channel 5 on Saturday from 21.30 followed by Kid Galahad’s European title challenge against Sergio Prado.

Tags: Danny McIntosh image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weltschmerz on 03-22-2014

I'd love to see McIntosh fight that Apple guy.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Dereck Chisora: Dillian Whyte is Nothing - I Will Stop Him! Vernon Forrest - Third Man Has Been Convicted in His Murder Pacquiao Feels Brunt of Long Flight, Takes Off From Training Marquez: If Canelo Trades With Golovkin - He's Committing Suicide! Lucas Browne Finds Himself in Limbo After Klitschko's Injury Andre Ward Aims To Set The Record Straight With Sergey Kovalev Video: Joe Smith Jr. Very Pumped To Face Bernard Hopkins Haye Explains Why Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina is Next - Not Price Marrero vs. Zambrano Talks Progress As Purse Bid Looms Klitschko's Manager Says Unfinished Contract Led To 2017 Jump Video: Oscar De La Hoya on Schaefer's Return, Hopkins, More Photos: Bernard Hopkins, Joe Smith Jr. - Face To Face at Presser Anthony Mundine, Danny Green Rematch Set For February 3 Video: Bernard Hopkins, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face Video: Bernard Hopkins Breaks Down Joe Smith Showdown Arum on Parker vs. Ruiz Possibly Heading To The United States Joshua-Klitschko Eyed For March, April at Principality Stadium Vanes Martirosyan: I’m Not Happy With Al Haymon, My Promoter Josh Hernandez Inks Promotional With Warriors Boxing Hearn Looks Ahead For Joshua, Hoping For Klitschko in 2017 Manny Pacquiao Noncommittal on Fighting Beyond November 5 Monaghan vs. Boesel, Abraham vs. Krasniqi WBO Eliminators Wladimir Klitschko Out Of December 10 Fight With Injury Andre Ward: My Skills Never Left, I'm Feeling Better Than Ever LaRon Mitchell Drops, Decisions Scott Alexander in Ontario Photos: Marco Huck, Dmytro Kucher Size Up at Hannover Presser Anthony Ogogo Suffered Broken Eye Socket in Cunningham Loss Kovalev Hopes To Become The P4P Best With Win Over Ward Donaire Spars Twelve Hard Rounds With Chocolatito's Cousin Joseph Parker's Coach: I Really Like Andy Ruiz's Style For Us Trainer: Smith's Pressure, Power Will Take Care of Bernard Hopkins Lemieux Targets Canelo Showdown - Catch-Weight is Ruled Out Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Kovalev-Ward, Aaron Pryor Long-Reigning Lefties - Pacquiao, Hagler, Martinez, Winky, More Browne Shreds Whyte: You're Euro Level, an Ugly Motherf***er Boxer Tries To Leave The Ring Mid-Count After Being Dropped Roach: Pacquiao Has Been Hurting Me, Expect a Different Manny! Former World Champion Seriously Injured, Attacked With a Sword "Fighting Words" - Breaking Down 2016's Fighter of the Year Race Golovkin's Coach: GGG Beats Kovalev, Ward and Stevenson

Latest Active Forum Threads