Well said again Deputy Redmond, Shameless is the Word?

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TD slates ‘shameless’ Kinahan as another boxer hails the gang leader

26th July 2021


A TD slated Daniel Kinahan for his continued work in boxing despite insistences that he was not managing or involved with fighters working with the MTK Global company.graffiti on a wall© Provided by Extra.ie

Neale Richmond branded Kinahan as ‘shameless’, after the Dubliner was the subject of a message of thanks for his part in organising an upcoming fight.

Kinahan came under renewed scrutiny earlier this year after a documentary on his influence in the sport aired on BBC’s Panorama programme.a man wearing a hat: A TD slated Daniel Kinahan for his continued work in boxing despite insistences that he was not managing or involved with fighters working with the MTK Global company. Pic: Collins Dublin© Provided by Extra.ie 

A TD slated Daniel Kinahan for his continued work in boxing despite insistences that he was not managing or involved with fighters working with the MTK Global company. Pic: Collins Dublin

In a statement after the programme aired, Kinahan admitted that he was still involved in organising high level world title fights.

MTK Global , a management company which he helped to found, insisted, though, that it no longer worked with Kinahan.

Amid the mixed signals about whether Kinahan was still operating on the boxing scene, it became clear last weekend that he was.

MTK fighter Sunny Edwards is signed on to defend his IBF World Flyweight title against Jayson Mama on September 11 and in a tweet last weekend he thanked Kinahan for his part in organising the clash.

Edwards wrote: ‘On September 11th, in the London Copperbox Arena – I will be defending my IBF World Flyweight title against my mandatory challenger Jayson Mama from the Philippines.’

Thank you to my adviser Daniel Kinahan, my management MTK & my promoter Frank Warren for the opportunity.’Neale Richmond wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: Neale Richmond branded Kinahan as shameless, after the Dubliner was the subject of a message of thanks for his part in organising an upcoming fight. Pic: Fran Veale© Provided by Extra.ie Neale Richmond branded Kinahan as shameless, after the Dubliner was the subject of a message of thanks for his part in organising an upcoming fight. Pic: Fran Veale

In response to the announcement, Fine Gael TD, Neale Richmond, sarcastically pointed out that there had been suggestions that Kinahan was ‘shut out of international boxing’.

He finished the short tweet by saying that the situation was ‘shameless’.

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