McIntyre stood in Eubank’s corner during his win over Liam Smith on Saturday night, but the trainer was arrested after officers were called at 10:45 a.m. the next morning as he waited to board a flight back to the United States.
The 53-year-old appeared at Stockport Magistrates Court on Monday and was remanded in custody. He is next due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Monday, October 9.
Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: “Officers were called to reports that airport staff may have found a firearm in checked luggage at Manchester Airport.
“Following the initial inspection by security staff, GMP officers attended the scene and the firearm was seized.
“A 53-year-old man was subsequently arrested for possession of a firearm and taken into custody for further questioning.
“Brian McIntyre, of the United States of America, was charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.”
McIntyre is currently considered one of the top trainers in boxing. He oversaw Terence Crawford’s rise to the top of the sport and then helped Eubank achieve his career-best performance by beating Smith on Saturday night in Manchester.
Earlier this summer, Eubank said of his decision to join McIntyre: “I don’t have to question anything I hear.
“That was a big deal for me. I don’t want to have to think about, ‘Is this really going to work, is this really what I should be doing?’ Yes, that’s because this guy did it and worked at the highest level for many years. That’s why I trust these guys.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/boxing/chris-eubank-jr-brian-mcintyre-boxing-trainer-charged-firearm-possession-manchester-airport-b1104764.html Chris Eubank Jr. coach Brian McIntyre faces firearms charges after his arrest at Manchester Airport