Currently in training for the Ultimate Boxxer tournament on November 2nd, Joel McIntyre spoke to WBN earlier this week about his future plans.
“The fight with Shinkwin is scheduled for December 1st now, I was training for that fight and it was meant to be September 15th,” McIntyre told World Boxing News.
“Whilst I was in the gym, my manager Goodwin offered this Ultimate Boxxer tournament after the Shinkwin fight in November and I said yeah of course.
“Unfortunately Miles got injured in his preparation and it got pushed back but it still worked out okay, I still had in mind of taking his title back and that’s just going to have to wait.”
Fighting Shinkwin on December 1st will be the third time they meet. McIntyre sounded pleased with what lies around the corner after November 2nd.
When asked about his future following the Ultimate Boxxer tournament, he replied: “Anything can happen from one fight to the next and anything can come up, I don’t know what offers are going to be there once I win my title back in December.
“It’s probably going to be a case of having Christmas and looking into the new year but the British title is obviously on my radar.”
Callum Johnson; currently the British champion, will challenge Artur Beterbiev for world honours in just over a weeks time.
The British belt currently on a hiatus for challengers means McIntyre looks to make his mark in the domestic division.
“I know it’s a little bit tied up because of Callum Johnson and his world title shot, which is a big fight.
“That’s what I’m looking for really, I’m looking to just put on a massive performance on live TV in this tournament and get everyone noticing me.”
Although already achieving Area and English titles, McIntyre desires more and labels fulfilling his potential as a target.
“I’ve never fulfilled my potential and my experience in and out of the ring has now made me the person I am and I’m looking to fulfil it.” He said in an exclusive interview.
One rubber match is pencilled in but another could be lurking. Since losing to Liam Conroy, McIntyre expressed his interest to fight Conroy again, which could potentially be a final eliminator for the British title.
“The plan is to get the English back and then the British. Another goal of mine is I can’t consider myself the real champion of the English until I’ve overturned the result in which I lost it against Liam Conroy so that’s definitely got to happen, it’s got to be put up and it’s got to be put right,” he concluded.