Brian McIntyre, otherwise known as “Bomac,” has been released from a Manchester, England jail after previously being detained when a loaded gun was found in his suitcase at Manchester Airport.
McIntyre spent the past five weeks in custody while being charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition with a license. His release follows a guilty plea to the two charges, where he received a 20-month suspended sentence.
McIntyre was on his way back to the United States after guiding contender Chris Eubank Jr. to a dominant 10th-round knockout victory over Liam Smith in a rematch on Sept. 2 at AO Arena in Manchester. Smith previously defeated Eubank Jr. via a surprise 4th-round knockout in January 2023, which led Eubank to seek the guidance of McIntyre.
McIntyre spent the past five weeks in jail. He pledged guilty after a loaded gun and ammunition was discovered in his suitcase when he was set to travel back to the U.S. last month. He was in Manchester for Chris Eubank Jr.'s rematch with Liam Smith, which Eubank won via…
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Numerous character witnesses appeared in person on McIntyre’s behalf at the hearing, including undisputed welterweight champion Terence Crawford. According to British Journalist, Oliver Mcmanus, McIntyre’s release was inevitable given the request for his hearing to be conducted in person.
Final BoMac point: a suspended sentence was obvious from the moment he was required to attend the hearing in person.
Judge Nicholas Dean described McIntyre as a "thoroughly good man".
BoMac was unaware the gun was even in his luggage until it was detected at the airport.
— Ollie McManus (@OliverGMcManus) October 9, 2023
McIntyre, 53, is a leading candidate for trainer of the year honors, given the dominant performances from Terence Crawford and Chris Eubank Jr. under his direction. With McIntyre free to return to the United States, he will be able to work with Terence Crawford once again, as the duo prepare for the pending Crawford vs Spence Jr. rematch.