The former British boxing champ, 33, who appeared on TV show The Contender Challenge: U.K. vs. USA in 2007, was arrested with two other men and accused of trying to forge documents to illegally enter Syria.

The trio has been charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.

Small, who converted to Islam at the age of 24 and quit boxing because the sport took place in venues that Muslims are forbidden to enter on religious grounds, has denied the charges against him.