|Danny McIntosh – European Champion|
European light heavyweight champion Danny McIntosh defends his European light-heavyweight title against Eduard Gutknecht in Neubrandenburg, Germany on Saturday night May 7th.
McIntosh shown in his last fight that he doesn’t mind fighting in the other fellows back yard, when he won the vacant title with a dramatic 11th round KO of Thierry Karl in Levallois-Perret, France in January.
Challenger Gutknecht (20-1, 8 KOs) will be a tough first defence for McIntosh, especially with home advantage. The German’s only loss was a close points defeat against countryman Robert Stieglitz for the WBO super middleweight world title in April last year and the Kazakhstan born, 29 year old says he will take the title off McIntosh.
“I´m thrilled to be fighting for the European title in just my second fight for Team Sauerland.
“McIntosh is a strong fighter with a big heart, he won his title on the road, which shows that he can perform well under pressure. But I will defeat him and take the title.” added Gutknech.