TYSON FURY has parted company with mob boss Daniel Kinahan after the Anthony Joshua fight controversy, according to reports.
The Daily Telegraph report that the world heavyweight boxing champion has split with the crime lord who previously acted as his adviser.
Fury came under fire when he personally thanked Kinahan for getting a two fight deal with Joshua for next year ‘over the line’.
Fury said: “I’m just after getting off the phone there with Daniel Kinahan.
“He’s just informed me that the biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed.
“Big shout out Dan, he got this done. Literally over the line. Two fight deal.”
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called for a media boycott of the fight due to Kinahan’s involvement while Fine Gael TD Neal Richmond wrote to Sky Sports and BT Sport with Sky noting the ‘serious concerns’ raised.
According to the report, all negotiations involving Fury will now be done by legendary promoter Bob Arum and Top Rank boxing.
Arum previously said he had no issues working with Kinahan and claimed he found the mobster to be ‘an honourable man’.
He told the Telegraph: “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.”
Kinahan, who has no criminal convictions but is believed to hold a leading role in his father’s €1billion drugs cartel, has been trying to grow his influence in boxing in recent years.
He co-founded MGM with former pro-boxer Matthew Macklin, which re-branded as MTK Global in 2016 before parting company with Kinahan in 2017.
Several high profile fighters are believed to be close pals with Kinahan including former world champ Billy Joe Saunders and UFC star Darren Till.
However this is the latest blow for the crime lord after Bahrain sports firm KHK Sports ‘discontinued engagement’ with him earlier this month.
Kinahan had been working as a special advisor to the company – which was founded by His Highness Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the fifth son of King Hamad, the ruler of Bahrain.
Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has cut ties with Daniel Kinahan, according to reports in a British newspaper this morning.
The Telegraph is reporting that Fury has made the move just weeks after Kinahan was credited by the British boxer with having a key role in brokering a two-fight deal with Anthony Joshua.
Kinahan was working alongside the two-time world heavyweight champion as an advisor but promoter Bob Arum told the British newspaper that they were no longer working together.
Fury beat Deontay Wilder in February to claim the WBC heavyweight title and another bout against Wilder, as well as the fight against Joshua are on the cards for 2021 – with Kinahan initially expected to play a big role in organising the fights.
Earlier this month, the Taoiseach said he believed it would be appropriate for media and sports organisations to have nothing to do with the upcoming fight as Kinahan was named in the High Court as being a senior figure in an international drugs gang.
“It’s not a decision for me, but I think it would be entirely appropriate for sporting organisations and media organisations to have nothing to do with this,” Leo Varadkar said at the time.
“Maybe they don’t know the facts or they don’t know the truth. But they need to know them, and I wouldn’t like to see them giving it any attention at all given the circumstances.”