Veteran boxing trainer Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, who has a front-row seat to becoming the 2023 Boxing Coach of the Year, found himself in hot water recently. After leading Chris Eubank Jr to revenge as Eubank Jr stopped Liam Smith he was caught with a gun in his luggage when boarding a flight back home to the United States. This comes on the heels of McIntyre's masterful performance coaching his lead student, Terence Crawford to a ninth-round stoppage victory over Errol Spence Jr in a career-defining fight.
On October 9th, McIntyre pleaded guilty to gun charges in a British court as he received a twenty-month suspended sentence to McIntyre, for the crime that happened at the Manchester airport.
BoMac appeared on the ESPN+ telecast of tonight's Top Rank card in which he stated the following about his recent legal battle in the U.K.
"Man, I am going to be honest with you," said McIntyre to ESPN's Mark Kriegel. "I got caught with a firearm at the airport in my luggage."
The 53-year-old McIntyre had been detained from September 3rd until October 9th. Though he recently returned home, he has yet to give a public statement until this appearance on ESPN.
"It was an honest mistake," furthered the decorated trainer known as 'BoMac'. "I forgot it was in there, it had been in there a couple of months since May since we started camp with Terence [Crawford].
McIntyre was at the Top Rank event as he cornered Kelvin Davis earlier in the night, and has Keyshawn Davis in the co-main event. The two are brothers, who both train under his guidance as Kelvin Davis was victorious earlier in the evening, and Keyshawn Davis, the 2020 Olympic silver medalist in the lightweight division, is fighting right now.
"It turned up at the airport," said McIntyre. "It was a licensed firearm."
It is clear from McIntyre's statements that this was an accident, and one that 'BoMac' is happy is behind him.