Barry McGuigan is highly Respected in the Boxing World. Monday’s Panorama programme about the Kinahan Cartel and Boxing is worth watching; we can predict now that more should come out. Do not be Scared, the time is now to engage with An Garda Siochana.

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Barry McGuigan praised for speaking out about Daniel Kinahan in the boxing world

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Barry McGuigan praised for speaking out about Daniel Kinahan in the boxing world

Former boxing world champion Barry McGuigan was praised for speaking out about Daniel Kinahan’s role in boxing.Barry McGuigan wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Extra.ie

McGuigan appeared in a BBC Panorama special called ‘Boxing and the Mob’ which detailed Kinahan’s involvement in boxing world.

It outlined how Kinahan has been moving in boxing circles while his influence in the sport was growing, despite troubles back in Ireland.Barry McGuigan wearing a suit and tie: Former boxing world champion Barry McGuigan was praised for speaking out about Daniel Kinahan’s role in boxing. Pic: Press Eye Ltd/REX/Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Former boxing world champion Barry McGuigan was praised for speaking out about Daniel Kinahan’s role in boxing. Pic: Press Eye Ltd/REX/Shutterstock

It noted that authorities back in Ireland are trying to have members of the Kinahans returned to the country.

Kinahan set up boxing management company MTK Global, but lawyers from MTK told the programme that he was no longer part of the business, although he did offer personal advice to some of the stable’s fighters.

Members of the boxing community were approached by the BBC to take part in the show, but it was only McGuigan who was willing to appear on camera.a man wearing a hat: McGuigan appeared in a BBC Panorama special called ‘Boxing and the Mob’ which detailed Kinahan’s involvement in boxing world. Pic: Collins Dublin© Provided by Extra.ie McGuigan appeared in a BBC Panorama special called ‘Boxing and the Mob’ which detailed Kinahan’s involvement in boxing world. Pic: Collins Dublin

Speaking on the special, McGuigan said: ‘There is no doubt that there is an intimidation effect, there is no question about that.

‘If we were to believe what we believe, this is a very dangerous man.

‘Someone has got to look out for this sport. They really need to look at this situation very carefully, because it’s bloody dangerous.’https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1356365460518932482&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fextra.ie%2F2021%2F02%2F02%2Fsport%2Fsport-extra%2Fbarry-mcguigan-daniel-kinahan&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px

McGuigan was praised by viewers for appearing on the show, as one person tweeted: ‘Bravo Barry McGuigan I really admire you taking a stand and having such bravery speaking out against MTK and the “dangerous situation”.’

Another said: ‘Fair play to Barry McGuigan for saying on camera what so many in boxing are afraid to say. ‘https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1356361383747739652&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fextra.ie%2F2021%2F02%2F02%2Fsport%2Fsport-extra%2Fbarry-mcguigan-daniel-kinahan&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px

A third wrote: ‘Fair play to @ClonesCyclone for having the balls to speak up. Money is the reason so many won’t. So much of back story not even in the #BBCPanorama doc either.

‘Will be interesting to see how this plays out. Anyone associated with #mtk now looks bad by association.’

Lawyers for Kinahan told the Panorama programme that he has no convictions or links to criminality or criminal gangs and that he has cut ties from MTK.

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