Glasgow Light Welterweight Craig MacIntyre made an impressive start to his professional career last month, dominating the normally tricky and durable Willy Warburton over four rounds and turns his attention to his second professional contest on June 11th at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel.
The 20 year old product of Dennistoun McNair boxing club in Glasgow impressed onlookers at the Lock Stock Promotions event at Bellahouston Sports Centre and the Peter Harrison trained decorated amateur has spoken about life in the professional ranks.
The well-liked Glasgow native now focuses on his second pro outing on June 11th, where he will be continuing his development on the undercard of a show which includes two title fights. The event at Glasgow’s Marriott hotel see’s Craig Kelly face off against undefeated Dubai-based Stefan Sanderson and Scott Allan contesting the Scottish Bantamweight crown against Scott McCormack.
“I’m enjoying myself as a pro. Training has been going really well with Peter (Harrison) and I was happy with my performance on my debut. It was a great show to make my debut on as I got to box on an undercard of two great fights involving Lewis Ritson and Craig Kelly as well as boxing on the same show as a top Mexican prospect. I felt I had done a lot as an amateur and after having some time off I decided I wanted to turn professional and everything has been going well up too now.”
Macintyre is one of the exciting crop of fighters managed by Willie Limond’s Lock Stock Promotions. Macintyre helped Limond in preparation for his gallant performance against Tyrone Nurse for the British title and the decorated Light Welterweight, couldn’t speak more highly about his 20 year old prodigy.
“Craig is a pleasure to work with. He’s dedicated in the gym and a good lad to be around. The likes of Craig Macintyre, Kieran Smith and Scott Allan are the future of Scottish boxing and Lock Stock Promotions are fully committed to delivering them the right fights at the right times.”
The former amateur standout Macintyre is looking to follow in the footsteps of Lock Stock Promotions figurehead Limond and is more than happy for management to move him as quickly as is needed.
“I’m happy to do whatever Willie and the team want me to do. I’m hopefully going to be out again in June so I’m already training hard for that. I’m happy to progress as quickly as my management think I’m ready too.”
“I’m really excited for the show on June 11th. There’s two cracking title fights and I’m really grateful for Willie and the Lock Stock team giving me the opportunity to showcase my skills on such a quality event.”
Tickets for the show at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel are priced at £50 (buffet meal) or £100 (4 course meal VIP).