TYSON FURY backed Daniel Kinahan for prime minister on Instagram – the same day he dropped the alleged Irish mob as his boxing advisor.
Kinahan, the alleged boss of Ireland’s Kinahan cartel, was personally thanked by the WBC champion for brokering a two-fight agreement between himself and Anthony Joshua.
Tyson Fury backed alleged mob boss Daniel Kinahan for PM on Instagram
Fury has reportedly split with controversial boxing advisor Kinahan
But the Gypsy King has reportedly split with the controversial advisor who masterminded the mega-money deal with AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
On the same day it emerged veteran promoter Bob Arum will now advise Fury going forward, the 31-year-old posted a picture of Kinahan online likening him to US president Donald Trump.
Fury wrote: “Like Donald Dan for PM.”
Kinahan, who has been credited with inspiring Fury’s comeback, has no criminal convictions.
But he is alleged to hold a leading role in the €1billion drugs cartel which he inherited from his father, Christy “Dapper Don” Kinahan.
Kinahan set up the MGM boxing gym in Marbella with Matthew Macklin but the former fighter then sold it before it turned into management company MTK.
MTK insist they cut ties with Kinahan in 2017, and Arum says Fury has now done the same.
Daniel Kinahan founded the MGM/MTK boxing management firm but is no longer directly involvedCredit: Refer to Caption
Top Rank boss Arum said: “Over the weekend I’ve had a lot of conversations with Tyson Fury and what we both decided is that myself, Top Rank and Fury will do all negotiations for fights in the future.
“Whether it’s for Joshua or Deontay Wilder or anybody else. We’ve informed Eddie Hearn about that. He knows where to go for the negotiations.
“Tyson and I have had long negotiations about it. That’s the way it’s going to be.
“We’ve talked with Dan, who Tyson and I both love and admire and respect, and he understands that it’s best the negotiations on Tyson’s side be handled that way.
“Both Tyson and I have each discussed this with Dan and he is amenable and satisfied and wished us luck. He only wants the best for Tyson Fury.”
Kinahan is regularly praised by a growing number of boxers, including fellow Brit world champ Billy Joe Saunders.
However, when his involvement in the Fury vs AJ deal was made public, the story – that had previously remained contained on Ireland’s front pages – went around the world.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called for any fights that involved Kinahan to be boycotted and both BT Sport and Sky Sports were contacted by Irish MP Neale Richmond, advising them to research who they might be dealing with.
Both BT and Sky, who were expected to enter a bidding war for the mouthwatering All-British clash between Fury and WBA, IBF and WBO king Joshua, released statements distancing themselves from the talks.
Tyson Fury was guided back to boxing by Daniel Kinahan
Top Rank boss Bob Arum (left) is a huge fan of Daniel Kinahan
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk