Danny McIntosh (born 1 March 1980) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2014. He held the European light-heavyweight title in 2011 and competed in the 30th Prizefighter series.
|Real name||Daniel McIntosh|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Born||1 March 1980|
|Wins by KO||7|
McIntosh's first professional fight took place in April 2005 at the Sports Village in Norwich and resulted in a six-round points victory over Omid Bourzo. He fought twice more in 2005 winning on both occasions leaving him with a record of 3-0 at the end of his first year. McIntosh then had a full year away from the ring before returning in October 2006 with a win over the then unbeaten Matty Hough (5-0) in Walsall. Only two fights followed in 2007 with victories over experienced journeyman Rob Burton and a career best performance ending the unbeaten record of Joey Vegas (then 10-0). One more victory in February 2008 enhanced his record to 7-0 and set him up for a shot at the English light heavyweight title.
Danny's first professional title win came on the undercard of Jonathon Thaxton's European title victory over Juan Diaz Melero at the Norwich Showground on 4 October 2008. The experienced Steve Spartacus represented a step up for McIntosh but he won in the 7th round to claim the title. McIntosh has since made two defences of the belt beating Nottingham's Rod Anderton on 6 December 2008 and Southampton's Matthew Barney on 28 March 2009.
On 18 July 2009 McIntosh challenged Commonwealth champion Nathan Cleverly for the vacant British title in what was only his 11th fight as a professional. He was defeated for the first time when, having been knocked down on four occasions, the fight was stopped in the 7th round. Following the fight McIntosh said he would learn from the "nightmare", saying that Cleverly had taught him a boxing lesson. His next fight on 19 February 2010 saw him put that night behind him with a third successful defence of his English title. The fight, on the undercard of a Ricky Hatton promoted bill, saw him retain the title with a 2nd round stoppage over former British champion Tony Oakey. McIntosh stepped up to cruiserweight in his next fight at the Castle Leisure Center in Bury on 6 November 2010 beating journeyman Hastings Rasani in the 3rd round of what was a non-title contest.
European Title challengeEdit
On 22 January 2011 McIntosh traveled to France to challenge Thierry Karl for the vacant European title. Despite being behind on points, McIntosh was able to take control of the fight in the 11th round prompting the referee to stop the fight and hand the title to McIntosh. The first defence of the title was, however, to end in defeat when on 7 May 2011 McIntosh traveling to Germany to defend against local boxer Eduard Gutknecht, losing in the 8th round.
Professional boxing recordEdit
|Professional record summary|
|20 fights||14 wins||6 losses|
|20||Loss||14–6||Travis Dickinson||TKO||3 (10), 1:16||22 Mar 2014||Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, England||For vacant English light-heavyweight title|
|19||Loss||14–5||Hari Miles||UD||3||18 May 2013||York Hall, London, England||Prizefighter 30: cruiserweight semi-final|
|18||Win||14–4||Neil Dawson||UD||3||18 May 2013||York Hall, London, England||Prizefighter 30: cruiserweight quarter-final|
|17||Loss||13–4||Eleider Álvarez||KO||8 (10), 2:02||14 Dec 2012||Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada||For WBO–NABO light-heavyweight title|
|16||Loss||13–3||Tony Bellew||TKO||5 (12), 0:38||27 Apr 2012||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||For British light-heavyweight title|
|15||Loss||13–2||Eduard Gutknecht||TKO||8 (12), 1:28||7 May 2011||Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany||Lost European light-heavyweight title|
|14||Win||13–1||Thierry Karl||TKO||11 (12), 1:24||22 Jan 2011||Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, France||Won vacant European light-heavyweight title|
|13||Win||12–1||Hastings Rasani||TKO||3 (6), 0:55||6 Nov 2010||Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England|
|12||Win||11–1||Tony Oakey||TKO||2 (12), 2:22||19 Feb 2010||Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent, England||Retained English light-heavyweight title|
|11||Loss||10–1||Nathan Cleverly||TKO||7 (12), 1:30||18 Jul 2009||York Hall, London, England||For Commonwealth and vacant British light-heavyweight titles|
|10||Win||10–0||Matthew Barney||DQ||5 (10), 2:46||28 Feb 2009||Norwich Showground, Norwich, England||Retained English light-heavyweight title;|
Barney disqualified for repeated holding
|9||Win||9–0||Rod Anderton||TKO||1 (10), 1:17||6 Dec 2008||Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England||Retained English light-heavyweight title|
|8||Win||8–0||Steve Spartacus||TKO||7 (10), 1:35||4 Oct 2008||Norwich Showground, Norwich, England||Won vacant English light-heavyweight title|
|7||Win||7–0||Nick Okoth||TKO||3 (4), 2:10||22 Feb 2008||York Hall, London, England|
|6||Win||6–0||Joey Vegas||PTS||6||4 Oct 2007||Hotel Café Royal, London, England|
|5||Win||5–0||Rob Burton||PTS||4||16 Mar 2007||Norwich Showground, Norwich, England|
|4||Win||4–0||Matty Hough||TKO||6 (6), 0:26||7 Oct 2006||Town Hall, Walsall, England|
|3||Win||3–0||Michael Banbula||PTS||6||6 Oct 2005||Thistle Heathrow Hotel, London, England|
|2||Win||2–0||Howard Clarke||PTS||4||3 Sep 2005||Carrow Road, Norwich, England|
|1||Win||1–0||Omid Bourzo||PTS||6||9 Apr 2005||Sports Village, Norwich, England||Professional debut|
- "Boxrec | Danny McIntosh record". Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
- "Boxing News | Interview with Danny McIntosh". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2009. Archived 29 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- "Doghouse boxing | McIntosh successfully defends title against Matthew Barney". Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
- BBC Sport | Cleverly stops McIntosh for title
- Eastern Daily Press | I will learn lessons from nightmare - Mcintosh
- Boxing Scene | McIntosh beats Rasani
- BBC Sport | Danny McIntosh secures European light-heavyweight crown
- "Boxrec News | McIntosh battered in European titile loss". Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byPeter Haymer
| English light-heavyweight champion
October 4, 2008 – November 2010
Title next held byBob Ajisafe
Title last held byNathan Cleverly
| European light-heavyweight champion
January 22, 2011 – May 7, 2011