Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Rumours of Herbie Hide Vs Danny McIntosh...

Former heavyweight champ Herbie Hide.
According to reports in Nottingham, former world heavyweight champion could make a return to the ring to face fellow local boxer Danny McIntosh. If it does happen, the winner will land a shot at British cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli.

Hide has been out of the ring for almost two years due to problems outside of the sport but he now feels that he is ready to make a successful return.

"Danny is a big friend of mine and I have known since he was a young up-and-coming kid in the gym who I predicted a big future for but business is business and it won't be a problem for me stepping in the ring with him," said the 40-year old.

'The Dancing Destroyer' started his career as a cruiserweight and then moved up to heavyweight to become the world champion, until losing to current champion Vitali Klitschko. He then moved back down to cruiserweight and since then has been on a fourteen-fight unbeaten streak.

McIntosh's last fight was against British light-heavyweight champion Tony Bellew and the 32-year old just didn't perform to the standards of a top level domestic fighter. He has never fought above 182lb but will have to move-up as there are really no options left for him at light-heavyweight after his devastating knock out loss to  Tony 'The Bomber' Bellew.

Herbie Hide gave his thoughts on the fight with Bellew and how he thinks his fight with 'Big Mac' will go: "He had a great chance to further his career against Tony Bellew a couple weeks back, but just didn't perform so here's his chance to prove a point and if he can beat me then I will be a big scalp for him to put on his record... However, that isn't going to happen - my experience will be too much for him and even though I'm now on the wrong side of 40, I still have plenty oof speed and punching power."

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