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Boxing promoter deletes picture posted online with ‘friend’ Daniel Kinahan in Dubai

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Boxing promoter deletes picture posted online with ‘friend’ Daniel Kinahan in Dubai

Daniel Kinahan has been pictured all smiles posing with an American boxing coach and promoter after Panorama detailed his links to criminality.

Controversy is growing surrounding the Irish crime boss‘ involvement in the the sport following the ‘Boxing and the Mob’ expose which aired on the BBC earlier this month.

Pressure is mounting on broadcasters to to cut ties with big-money fights involving Kinahan, but the Dubliner proudly posed with Florida-based promoter Peter Kahn in a new photo this week.a couple of people sitting at a table in a restaurant: Daniel Kinahan has been pictured all smiles posing with an American boxing coach and promoter amid mounting pressure over his involvement in the sport. Pic: Peter Kahn/Twitter© Provided by Extra.ie Daniel Kinahan has been pictured all smiles posing with an American boxing coach and promoter amid mounting pressure over his involvement in the sport. Pic: Peter Kahn/Twitter

‘Great catching up with my friend Daniel last week in Dubai,’ Kahn wrote on Twitter in a post that he has since been deleted.

Kinahan, who moved to the Middle East in 2017, has no previous convictions but was named as a senior figure in organised crime by the High Court in 2018.

It comes a week after kickboxer Amer Abdallah shared a snap online in support of Kinahan in the wake of the documentary revealing his background to a wider audience than ever before.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘Supporting my friend & brother Daniel Kinihan, who has shown me nothing but support, kindness & true friendship over the years.

‘Thank you for all the good you do for so many that goes unnoticed, brother.’

Panorama revealed that Kinahan, who stepped away from MTK, the management company he helped found, in 2017, was still involved in boxing.a man wearing a hat: Daniel Kinahan has been pictured all smiles posing with an American boxing coach and promoter after Panorama detailed his links to criminality. Pic: Collins Dublin© Provided by Extra.ie Daniel Kinahan has been pictured all smiles posing with an American boxing coach and promoter after Panorama detailed his links to criminality. Pic: Collins Dublin

Kinahan later released a statement in which he said he was involved in organising ‘over a dozen major world title fights’.

Last week, top promoter Eddie Hearn said that the Panorama expose which detailed Kinahan’s past is ‘bad news’ for the sport.

Hearn’s Matchroom Promotions counts Anthony Joshua as its biggest star, and he is expected to face Tyson Fury, who Kinahan advises, this summer.

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