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Danny McIntosh

Danny McIntosh
Danny Mcintosh.jpg
Real nameDaniel McIntosh
  • The Big Mac
  • The Mac Man
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Born (1980-03-01) 1 March 1980 (age 39)
United Kingdom
Boxing record
Total fights20
Wins by KO7

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.[1]

Professional career

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.

English Champion

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[2] and Southampton's Matthew Barney on 28 March 2009.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

European Title challenge

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.[7] 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.[8]

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
20 fights 14 wins 6 losses
By knockout 7 5
By decision 6 1
By disqualification 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
20 Loss 14–6 United Kingdom Travis Dickinson TKO 3 (10), 1:16 22 Mar 2014 United Kingdom Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield, England For vacant English light-heavyweight title
19 Loss 14–5 United Kingdom Hari Miles UD 3 18 May 2013 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Prizefighter 30: cruiserweight semi-final
18 Win 14–4 United Kingdom Neil Dawson UD 3 18 May 2013 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Prizefighter 30: cruiserweight quarter-final
17 Loss 13–4 Colombia Eleider Álvarez KO 8 (10), 2:02 14 Dec 2012 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada For WBONABO light-heavyweight title
16 Loss 13–3 United Kingdom Tony Bellew TKO 5 (12), 0:38 27 Apr 2012 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England For British light-heavyweight title
15 Loss 13–2 Germany Eduard Gutknecht TKO 8 (12), 1:28 7 May 2011 Germany Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany Lost European light-heavyweight title
14 Win 13–1 France Thierry Karl TKO 11 (12), 1:24 22 Jan 2011 France Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, France Won vacant European light-heavyweight title
13 Win 12–1 Zimbabwe Hastings Rasani TKO 3 (6), 0:55 6 Nov 2010 United Kingdom Castle Leisure Centre, Bury, England
12 Win 11–1 United Kingdom Tony Oakey TKO 2 (12), 2:22 19 Feb 2010 United Kingdom Fenton Manor Sports Complex, Stoke-on-Trent, England Retained English light-heavyweight title
11 Loss 10–1 United Kingdom Nathan Cleverly TKO 7 (12), 1:30 18 Jul 2009 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England For Commonwealth and vacant British light-heavyweight titles
10 Win 10–0 United Kingdom Matthew Barney DQ 5 (10), 2:46 28 Feb 2009 United Kingdom Norwich Showground, Norwich, England Retained English light-heavyweight title;
Barney disqualified for repeated holding
9 Win 9–0 United Kingdom Rod Anderton TKO 1 (10), 1:17 6 Dec 2008 United Kingdom Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, England Retained English light-heavyweight title
8 Win 8–0 United Kingdom Steve Spartacus TKO 7 (10), 1:35 4 Oct 2008 United Kingdom Norwich Showground, Norwich, England Won vacant English light-heavyweight title
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Nick Okoth TKO 3 (4), 2:10 22 Feb 2008 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England
6 Win 6–0 Uganda Joey Vegas PTS 6 4 Oct 2007 United Kingdom Hotel Café Royal, London, England
5 Win 5–0 United Kingdom Rob Burton PTS 4 16 Mar 2007 United Kingdom Norwich Showground, Norwich, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Matty Hough TKO 6 (6), 0:26 7 Oct 2006 United Kingdom Town Hall, Walsall, England
3 Win 3–0 Poland Michael Banbula PTS 6 6 Oct 2005 United Kingdom Thistle Heathrow Hotel, London, England
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Howard Clarke PTS 4 3 Sep 2005 United Kingdom Carrow Road, Norwich, England
1 Win 1–0 Iran Omid Bourzo PTS 6 9 Apr 2005 United Kingdom Sports Village, Norwich, England Professional debut


  1. ^ "Boxrec | Danny McIntosh record". Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  2. ^ "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
  3. ^ "Doghouse boxing | McIntosh successfully defends title against Matthew Barney". Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  4. ^ BBC Sport | Cleverly stops McIntosh for title
  5. ^ Eastern Daily Press | I will learn lessons from nightmare - Mcintosh
  6. ^ Boxing Scene | McIntosh beats Rasani
  7. ^ BBC Sport | Danny McIntosh secures European light-heavyweight crown
  8. ^ "Boxrec News | McIntosh battered in European titile loss". Archived from the original on 13 May 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Title last held by
Peter Haymer
English light-heavyweight champion
October 4, 2008 – November 2010
Title next held by
Bob Ajisafe
Title last held by
Nathan Cleverly
European light-heavyweight champion
January 22, 2011 – May 7, 2011
Succeeded by
Eduard Gutknecht