Tyson Fury’s controversial advisor Daniel Kinahan – who had a key role in setting up potential double-header with Anthony Joshua – set to ‘take some time away from the sport’ amid links to gang tied to multiple murders
Tyson Fury’s controversial advisor Daniel Kinahan is ‘taking time away from the sport’, according to MTK Global president Bob Yalen.
It follows the outrage that greeted Fury’s revelation that Kinahan held a key role in negotiations to make a potential double-header with Anthony Joshua in 2021.
Kinahan, who co-founded MTK in 2012, was named in the Irish High Court in 2018 as a senior player in organised crime on a global scale.
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While MTK claim the Irishman has held no stake in the company since 2017, he has been loudly heralded by a number of prominent fighters, including MTK boxers Fury and Billy Joe Saunders.
The backlash against his involvement in the sport prompted Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum to say last week that Kinahan would no longer be involved in negotiations around the Joshua fights.
Now, Yalen has put forward the claim that he will be standing back from boxing entirely.
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‘Daniel’s going to be taking time away from the sport to focus on other interests and hopefully this will put a stop to the negative press from Ireland that’s based entirely on hearsay,’ Yalen told The Athletic.
Neale Richmond, a member of the Irish parliament who questioned Kinahan’s involvement in boxing in Sportsmail earlier this month, has responded.
He told Sportsmail: ‘These reports, if true, are extremely welcome. Daniel Kinahan should have no role in boxing at any level and those involved with the sport should be fully aware of exactly who he is based on years of misery heaped on the streets of Dublin.
‘Unfortunately, it is hard not to be cynical and we must see absolute clarity that he is in no way involved, directly or indirectly.’
Kinahan, who is now based in Dubai, has never been charged nor convicted of a crime.
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