“I think he is just using my name as a springboard for himself but it has given me an added incentive to train hard and do a number on him.
“I don’t need to prove anything to McMillan but, given that I am coming through to his home city of Edinburgh to face him, he can hardly accuse me of running scared.”
After a year of inactivity, McIntyre shook off some ring rust with an impressive display against John Hibbert in the Prizefighter tournament quarter-finals to win their three-round bout on points before losing out to former world champion Junior Witter in the semi-finals.
McIntyre said: “I feel good after Prizefighter, it was just that I came down with the cold so I wouldn’t have been 100 per cent if I’d faced McMillan the week after. I now have a full eight weeks build-up to fight him.
“It is refreshing that two Scots are boxing each other as it doesn’t happen much. After I do a number on McMillan I aim to set up a fight with Edinburgh’s number one welterweight Gary Young.”
Young outpointed McMillan to capture the vacant Scottish welterweight title in 2009.
McIntyre added: “My main aim is still to get another shot at the British title, win it and defend it so I can have a Lonsdale belt to keep. This fight will take me one step closer to that goal.”
July 1, 2011