There wouldn’t be enough time in the day to talk about the number of lives that boxing has saved from poverty, prison or death. Some have found their way into the brotherhood of a boxing gym in the nick of time, others have already danced with the devil before discovering the noble art. ‘I’d be dead or in jail.' And so begins the story of Nathan McIntosh and his answer to ‘Where would you be if you hadn’t found boxing?’ “If it weren’t for Tommy, I wouldn’t be boxing.” The Tommy in question was Nottingham coach Tommy Thompson. A man who over time has worked with the likes of Kirkland Laing, Tony Sibson, Johnny Nelson and Junior Witter to name but four.