So Why is Nobody Covering The Biggest Story in World Sport??
It has been an ongoing story in Ireland in recent years. A drugswar between two families. The Kinahans and the Hutch's that have armed police on the streets of the inner city. The feud escalated when an attempt was made on Hutchs life and then the Hutch's went after some of the Kinahan family that were holding a boxing press conference in the Regency Hotel in Dublin in 2016. This was big news in Ireland as two gunmen walked into a hotel in a view to executing Daniel Kinahan who was there trying to promote this title fight. Kinahan escaped and has been living in Dubai ever since. Well he is a wanted man in Ireland and Spain as well. It is widely known the the Kinahans are one of the biggest drug smugglers in Europe. So how is it that Daniel who has taken over the family business can get so high up in boxing that everything that happens goes through him. Not anymore as the Americans came after the Kinahan's last week. Nice summary of their crimes are in this video.
Daniel , Christy Senior and Christopher Junior who are living in the UAE were sanctioned by the Americans last week and a $5 million dollar bounty was put on their heads. They were seen as untouchable in the UAE because when little Ireland and Spain wanted these guys , the UAE told us to go away. It's a different story now with some real clout added to the party. The Americans want them and they will get them. The UAE have now frozen their assets so the Kinahans are now in trouble. Where do they run now? If they walk into Europe, arrested. States , arrested. The UAE have now frozen their assets. So the net is closing.
Daniel set up MTK global which set up gyms for pro boxers. They soon were managing boxers and at one stage had over 125 pro boxers on their books. But where was the money for MTK coming from that is the question.
Soon Daniel climbed up the ranks of boxing and was the go to advisor in the middle east setting up many large purse boxing fights. Everything in boxing was running through Daniel and now the sky has fallen in.
With the US weighting in, boxing personalities are ducking for cover and deleting tweets and photos praising Kinahan. Everyone knew what he was but boxers were happy to take his money. Never before did someone so high up in a Sport get sanctioned like this by a government. Boxing is a world sport. You will find boxing gloves in every city in the world. For a drug baron to get this far in the world boxing and to go unchecked leaves much to be desired. Boxing needs a regulatory authority. It's still like the wild west.
Daniel is said to have left MTK Global in 2017 but he was still very much in charge. It was all just for show. MTK this week ceased as a business and published this statement.
“Since leading promoters have now informed us that they will be severing all ties with MTK and will no longer work with our fighters, we have taken the difficult decision to cease operations at the end of this month.”
Tyson Fury is distancing himself from Kinahan ahead of his bout this weekend. It wasn't long ago where the boxer was shouting from the rooftops about their relationship.
Kieran Cunnigham who is a prominent Irish Journalists explains how it affects the boxing world.
Kieran is an excellent sports journalists in Ireland and when looking into this and doing his research the boxing world have closed ranks and are keeping quiet.
This story should be the biggest story in world sport. EVER. More will be coming out around this.
The TV companies are in trouble because they don't want to be dealing with drug cartels. The boxers are in trouble because they need the TV money.
Let's see what happens but the silence is deafening.