Big Mac looks to bounce back at the Ponds Forge Arena
As chief support to Kid Galahad’s European super bantamweight title challenge at the Ponds Forge Arena tonight, the next instalment of the light heavyweight MaxiNutrition knockout gets underway.
There were no weight issues as Norwich’s former European title holder Danny McIntosh came in comfortably under the limit at 12st 6lbs 4oz, with County Durham’s Travis Dickinson weighing the same despite a height advantage. The pair square off for the English title.
Apart from a three round points win against Neil Dawson in Prizefighter Cruiserweights last year, you have to go back to 2011 for McIntosh's last win, when he picked up the vacant European light heavyweight belt against Thierry Karl in France, but he's kept good company since. Losses away in Germany to Eduard Gutknecht, and in Canada to Eleider Alvarez, were sandwiched between a fifth round stoppage by Tony Bellew.
Former Prizefighter winner Dickinson's only reverse came to the new British champion Bob Ajisafe, who boxed out a cracker with Dean Francis in the first quarter final last week.
In tonight's other quarter final, Sheffield’s Lee Duncan (12st 6lbs) gets an opportunity to impress the home fans as he takes on Preston’s Matty Clarkson (12st 6lbs 7oz) for the Central Area strap. The action gets underway at 9.30pm on Channel 5.