Chris Eubank Jr’s coach was reportedly arrested at Manchester Airport on Sunday after a gun was present in his suitcase.
Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, who guided Eubank Jr to a stoppage win over Liam Smith on Saturday, is claimed to have been detained by armed police after a scan of his checked-in baggage revealed the presence of a firearm.
The American, 53, was on account of fly from Manchester – the place Eubank Jr beat Smith on the AO Arena – to Atlanta.
A press release from Greater Manchester Police learn: “At around 10.45 am on Sunday 3 September 2023, officers were called to reports of a possible firearm being found in hold luggage by airport staff at Manchester Airport.
“After initial inspection by security staff, GMP officers attended, and the firearm was seized.
“Subsequently, a man has been arrested for possession of a firearm and remains in custody for further questioning.”
The Independent has approached Eubank Jr’s crew for remark.
Eubank Jr’s win towards Smith, which got here eight months after the latter beat Eubank Jr by way of TKO, marked McIntyre’s first time teaming with the Brighton middleweight.
Former boxer McIntyre additionally coaches Terence Crawford, who’s seen by many because the No 1 pound-for-pound boxer on the planet.
The unbeaten Crawford produced a masterclass towards Errol Spence Jr in July, handing his fellow American his first skilled loss to change into undisputed welterweight champion.
The southpaws are anticipated to conflict once more later this yr or early subsequent yr, after Spence Jr triggered a rematch clause final week.