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BBC journalists warned of life-threatening threats after addressing Daniel Kinahan’s relationship with boxing – MMA Sports

Last week, the BBC aired an exposure on the relationship between Kinahan organized crime group (Ireland’s largest drug trafficker) and professional boxing. The program, titled “Boxing and Mobs,” aired as part of the BBC’s flagship documentary series. Panalama.

Since the documentary aired, one of the project’s producers and on-air presenters has been informed about the threat to his life (Per Independent.ie). The threat was discovered by Northern Ireland police who contacted journalists and moved him and his family to a safe place.

In response, Jo Carr, head of the BBC’s current affairs, said: “The BBC puts the safety of the team in which journalism plays an important role in a free society first. It’s sneaky and intolerable if you think that thugs can speak free coverage through intimidation. . “

Boxing and the Mob elaborated on the rise of MTK Global, formerly known as MGM. The company was founded by Daniel Kinahan, who the Irish press, courts and politicians call the leader of the KOCG (also known as the Kinahan Cartel).

The Kinahan Cartel has been involved in a bloody gang war with the Hatch gang since the Kinahan members executed Gerry Hutch, the nephew of Jerry Hutch, who is said to be the patriarch of the Hatch gang in 2015. I am.

The feud led to the killing of at least 18 gangsters. One of the brave attacks during this feud was the 2016 Regency Hotel shootings targeting MTK boxing weighing. The shooting killed Lieutenant Kinahan, David Byrne. However, it is believed that Daniel Kinahan was the intended target of the attack. Kinahan moved to Dubai shortly after the incident.

After the Regency Hotel filmed MTK, one of the most powerful entities in world boxing, Kinahan continues to emphasize that she is no longer involved in the company. These claims were most prominently inconsistent with MTK client Tyson in 2020. Fury publicly thanked Kinahan For negotiating two battles with Anthony Joshua.

Fury’s public cry against Kinahan leads to an immediate backlash from Irish authorities. THead of State Leo Varadkar He pressured broadcasters to boycott Fury vs. Joshua and revealed that his government had contacted UAE responders to discuss Kinahan.

Since then, Fury will no longer work with Kinahan And that’s, according to MTK Kinahan was away from the boxing sport.

Panalama Kinahan interviewed many boxing officials who claim to have worked with MTK since the company was founded.These guys, including former world champion and boxing manager Barry McGuigan, shared anger at Kinahan’s suspicious activity and terrified about dealing with rosters including MTK and Fury, Carl Frampton, Michael Conlan and Billie Joe. Claimed to have created Sanders And Darentil.

The documentary also revealed that the US Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating KOCG.

Daniel Kinahan’s lawyer responded to the BBC’s allegations:[Kinahan] I’m proud of his record of boxing so far. He has been working honestly and with a commitment to prioritize the needs of fighters. Kinahan is a successful and independent advisor in the boxing industry. His withdrawal from MTK’s business is a matter of public record. “

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BBC journalists warned of life-threatening threats after addressing Daniel Kinahan’s relationship with boxing

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