Chris Eubank Jr.’s trainer was reportedly arrested at Manchester Airport on Sunday after a gun was found in his suitcase.
Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, who led Eubank Jr. to a post-match win over Liam Smith on Saturday, is said to have been arrested by armed police after a check of his checked luggage revealed the presence of a firearm.
The 53-year-old American was due to fly to Atlanta from Manchester – where Eubank Jr. defeated Smith at the AO Arena.
A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 10.45am on Sunday 3 September 2023, officers were called to reports that airport staff at Manchester Airport may have found a firearm in checked baggage.
“Following the initial inspection by security personnel, GMP officers were on site and the firearm was confiscated.
“Subsequently, a man was arrested for possession of a firearm and remains in custody for further questioning.”
The Independent has reached out to the Eubank Jr team for comment.
Eubank Jr.’s win over Smith, which came eight months after Smith’s win over Eubank Jr. by TKO, marked McIntyre’s first association with the Brighton middleweight.
Former boxer McIntyre also trains Terence Crawford, considered by many to be the #1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
The undefeated Crawford delivered a masterclass against Errol Spence Jr. in July and handed his fellow American his first professional loss to become the undisputed welterweight champion of the world.
The southpaws are expected to meet again later this year or early next year after Spence Jr. triggered a rematch clause last week.