Former British and Commonwealth super-welterweight title holder Anthony Small is set to stand trial after appearing in court to deny a terror offense.
The 36 year-old, who retired from the sport in 2010, has been the subject of police investigations since being linked to Islamic State.
Small pled not guilty at the Old Bailey but was remanded in custody to appear again on May 29 of this year. Videos posted by Small brought about the charge after they were picked up by the MET Police’s Counter Terrorism Team.
Now known as Abdul Haqq, Small was previously acquitted in 2015 of trying to join the fighting in Syria and later starred in a BBC reality show called, ‘Muslims like US’.
Just last year, Small was also in trouble with the law for sub-letting his flat whilst claiming benefits.
A custodial sentence is expected if Small is found guilty.