A former heavyweight boxer killed in a double shooting had been set to compete against two-time heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.
Former Rubery Amateur Boxing Club and Studio ABC fighter Brian McIntosh was shot dead alongside fellow fighter Will Henry in a brutal “assassination” on Wednesday afternoon.
Their bodies were found in a Range Rover parked in an industrial estate off Moore Street in Brierley Hill, West Midlands and a man has been charged in relation to the incident.
Mr McIntosh, who was in his mid-30s, was the brother of Birmingham light-heavyweight Eddie McIntosh and was once put forward to fight heavyweight champ Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury during his own career.
Mr Henry, who died aged 31, was a light-heavyweight amateur boxer himself who won his first four contests by knockout.
BirminghamLive has reported how the shocking deaths have rocked the local boxing community.
Jason Lowe has recalled sparring with Mr McIntosh.
Speaking to the outlet, he said: "He was a super-heavy, but for a big man, you've never seen anyone move as fast.
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"I never once fell out with Brian. I remember him as always funny, always joking. Sooner or later you'd bump into him at one of the boxing clubs or one of the gyms. He was always courteous and eager to help people."
He added: "I always said he should've gone pro and was probably more suited to the pro game than Eddie. He was like a white Mike Tyson."
Norman Anderson, who used to train with both Mr McIntosh and Mr Henry, received the terrible news of their deaths in a 9am call.
The 75-year-old said: "I was told they were both assassinated. I couldn't take it in and just said, 'you're joking, aren't you?'.
"They were lovely lads and respectful to people. They weren't bullies."
Daily Star Online have contacted West Midlands Police for comment on the shock killings.
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