Billy joe saunders defended Daniel kinahan, an Irish promoter who was accused in a journalistic investigation of being the head of an organized crime and drug trafficking group in Ireland.
“Daniel kinahan he’s a good friend, a good friend of mine, ”he said Billy joe saunders in the program The Pug and Copp Boxing Show. “He has traded every one of the world’s title fights (that I have had). He’s made the deals for every world title fight and for every fight I’ve ever had. All I can do is thank Daniel kinahan for doing it. “
Super middleweight champion @bjsaunders_ addresses the serious allegations made against his longtime advisor, Daniel Kinahan, and explains what Kinahan has meant for his career on the latest podcast
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A report from Panorama, a research series that is broadcast on BBC One at UK, exposed the charges towards Kinahan for a dispute against an organized crime family from Republic of Ireland.
That dispute had one of its highest points in February 2016, when a commando of hitmen entered the Regency Hotel, where the weigh-in for the boxing match between Jamie kavanagh Y Antonio Joao Bento for the european championship OMB lightweight looking to assassinate Daniel Kinahan.
In the attack he died David byrne, identified as an assistant to Kinahan. In the police investigation, it was reported that the attack attempted to assassinate other people who were present, without success. In addition to the deceased, two more people were injured.
“There is very bad stigma with his name,” he continued Saunders. “There is a man out there that they have had under investigation for 20 years saying he murdered 20 people. Why is he not in prison? Why hasn’t the government or the police arrested him for doing all that? People don’t like how insightful and smart he is and want him out of the game. Something happened in his country and he is in a completely different country with a legitimate business, then they blame him ”.
“If anyone cares about (all) the shit on the streets of Dublin in Ireland, it is Daniel kinahan”, He pointed Billy joe. “It’s frustrating because I’ve hit and hit, but that man has done a lot and I owe him a lot. And to win and say, ‘look, here we go, we’ve done it together as a team,’ would mean a lot to me. It would mean a lot to me. “
Linking and untying with boxing
Kinahan founded the company MTK who is dedicated to the management and counseling of athletes, among whom are English fighters such as Tyson fury Y Billy joe saunders.
Last June, Bob yalen, President of MTK Global, announced that Daniel kinahan He would no longer be involved in the company and that he would no longer work in boxing to defend himself against the accusations. However, the documentary recently released by the BBC in England reveals that Daniel kinahan He is still involved with boxing at the highest level.
In a statement issued to the English portal talkSport, Kinahan confirms that he is still involved in boxing. And not only that, it suggests that he is still involved in organizing the fight between Tyson fury Y Anthony Joshua, in his role as advisor to Fury.
Eddie hearn, promoter of Matchroom and of Joshua, assured that the super fight between the heavyweights is not at risk due to the accusations towards Kinahan.