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BoMac Arrested For Fire Arms In The UK And To Be Held In Custody Until October

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Brian McIntyre looks on during a Amir Khan and Kell Brook BOXXER press conference at Manchester Central Convention Complex on February 17, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The head trainer of Terence Crawford and most recently Chris Eubank Jr., Brian “BoMac’ McIntyre, has been arrested at the Manchester Airport on Sunday, September 3rd after officials found a gun in his suitcase. According to reports, BoMac will be stuck into custody until at least October 9th where his case will be heard in a Manchester court.

BoMac’s arrest can cause steep consequences for both himself and his fighters. The American coach had recently sparked whispers of a potential “Trainer of the Year” win following his fighter Terence Crawford’s (40-0, 31 KO’s) dominant performance over Errol Spence Jr. (28-1, 22 KO’s) on June 29th, and Chris Eubank’s (33-3, 24 KO’s) own similar one-sided performance against Liam Smith (33-4-1, 20 KO’s) on September 2nd.

The 53-year old trainer is also the coach of several other fighters who are currently doing well in the sport, including the unbeaten Steven Nelson (19-0, 15 KO’s) and the young undefeated prospect Keyshawn Davis (9-0, 6 KO’s). He also employs a team of other trainers who specialize in their own fields, but his recent arrest will undoubtedly affect both his fighters and trainers.

It is yet unknown why BoMac carried the firearm in his suitcase and who it belongs to, but the United Kingdom is known for its very strict gun laws and there is a possibility of BoMac receiving a prison sentence of several years once his case has been heard and tried in court on October 9th.

His arrest further puts the apparent rematch between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. into doubt, though it should be noted that the American trainer still has assistant coaches who can potentially take u his training duties for all his fighters.

Nevertheless, BoMac’s situation comes as very unwelcome news for a trainer that was finally being acknowledged for his coaching skills after years of training fighters in the professional ranks. BoMac is also a former pro boxer himself, having participated mostly as a heavyweight during his professional career, though he did not win any notable fights or titles during this period.