Two-time Welsh national amateur champion Conor McIntosh has decided the time is right to turn professional and has signed with leading manager Steve Goodwin.
McIntosh started boxing at the age of 12 and won the silver medal in the high-level Tamper Finland tournament and won the boys club Welsh Championships twice.
Conor is training with Richard Grigg from Bideford in North Devon and works full time as a Health and Safety/Compliance Co-ordinator in Cardiff.
The 25-year-old super-lightweight said, “The long term aim is to be a full time pro but for now it is important to have a regular income coming in whilst my career develops.”
The Bideford boxing club where McIntosh will hone his skills has a history of developing skilled amateurs and pros. A former club captain, Tommy Langford, went on to win British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental titles after starting off at the coastal club. Now living in Birmingham, Langford still returns regularly to inspire the next generation of boxers coming through. They even have a special award named after him that's presented to a chosen club boxer annually.
Hoping to follow in his footsteps, McIntosh describes himself as a tricky southpaw who can hit hard. He also believes his style is more suited to the pro ranks, stating, “I feel my style is more suited to pro and I tend to gain momentum as the rounds go on.”
Manager Steve Goodwin was delighted with his newest signing, “We are always looking for quality boxers who we believe can go all the way to the top. Conor fits the bill and we are looking forward to an exciting journey ahead.”
Subject to the Boxing board application process Conor will have his debut on April 10th in Plymouth Guildhall.
With a big support and fan base, the sky is the limit for Conor.
For tickets to the debut fight please call Conor on 07469 243 819
Read our exclusive interview with Conor here: Debut Corner with Conor McIntosh