Former boxing champ Lee McAllister has been accused of a serious assault outside a pub.
The 33-year-old “Aberdeen Assassin” appeared in private at the city’s sheriff court yesterday following a fracas outside Murdo’s Bar in Mastrick.
He faced charges of assault to severe injury and assault to injury.
He made no plea during a brief appearance on petition before Sheriff Alison Stirling.
He was committed for further examination and remanded in custody.
The Granite City-born ex-fighter is expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court again next week.
McAllister lost only three of his 38 professional fights, after launching his ring career in 2002 with a points win over Baz Carey at Glasgow’s Braehead arena.
He made history in 2011 when he became the first Scot to simultaneously hold two Commonwealth titles – adding the light-welterweight belt to the lightweight crown he claimed in 2009.
He also won the International Boxing Federation international light-welterweight title on a memorable night at Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom in February 2011.
But he suffered the biggest heartbreak of his career a year later when he was forced to retire on his stool after suffering a recurrence of an elbow injury in a European Boxing Union light-welterweight title fight against Russian Denis Shafikov.
The fight at the Aberdeen Exhibition Centre was screened live on Sky Sports and victory would have propelled McAllister into the big time.
But an injury which had earlier kept him out of action for more than a year came back to haunt him.
He fought just once more, a low-key points victory over Ivan Godor at the beach ballroom, before hanging up his gloves at the age of 30.
The dad-of-two said he made the “agonising decision” to quit the sport as he feared the injuries he had sustained would leave a lasting impact on his health.
He said he had suffered years of pain and was putting his life in jeopardy every time he stepped into the ring.
He said his battered body could no longer take the punishment.
He said at the time he had walked away with his “head held high” as he had put Aberdeen on the boxing map.
The avid Dons fan wore Aberdeen FC’s red and white colours in the ring and even dyed his hair red to show his support for the Pittodrie club.