Trainer of Terence Crawford and Chris Eubank Jr, Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre has spoken out following a prison stint in the UK.
McIntyre was in the corner for Eubank’s rematch victory over Liam Smith, on September 2, but had his stay in Manchester extended after a firearm and ammunition were found in his luggage at the airport.
Crawford, amongst others, touched down in Manchester as a character witness for his long-term coach and friend, and those efforts helped towards a suspended sentence of 20 months, essentially seeing McIntyre a free man should he not commit another crime in that time.
He took to Instagram a day after the verdict to thank the staff of HMP Birmingham.
“Thank you HMP Birmingham Prison for your hospitality for the 5 weeks. All the guards and inmates was nice and cool. Sorry I couldn’t stay longer but [due] to my outstanding legal team from the USA and London I have to get back to work. Work Time!”
The work ‘BoMac’ mentions – after avoiding a charge that could have seen him in prison for five years – is cornering his fighters, the first of which competes this weekend in Texas.
Keyshawn Davis looks to continue his undefeated streak in the lightweight ranks against Nahir Albright.
Following that, McIntyre and Crawford are expected to get back to work for a rematch against Errol Spence Jr. The targeted date and weight for the bout are yet to be confirmed.
As for Eubank, he’s in talks with Conor Benn’s team to make a previously ill-fated bout this December. It’s assumed, should it happen, that ‘BoMac’ will be involved again, making it the pair’s second fight together.