Daniel Kinahan poses with another fighter in his Dubai hideout
14th December 2021
A Scottish boxer has expressed hope Daniel Kinahan will push him ‘towards greatness’ as he posed in a picture with the suspected crime boss in Dubai.© Provided by Extra.ie
It is the second time in under a week that a professional fighter has appeared on social media with Daniel Kinahan after reports that Europol is planning to extradite ‘untouchable’ criminals hiding out in the United Arab Emirates.
European bantamweight champion Lee McGregor posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday with his arm wrapped around the senior figure in organised crime.© Provided by Extra.ie Lee McGregor with Daniel Kinahan. Pic: Lee McGregor/Instagram
Attached to the image, he wrote: ‘Surround yourself with positive people who are going to push you towards greatness good catch up with top people today.’
McGregor, 24, also posed in a picture with British middleweight UFC fighter Darren Till, accompanied with the same caption.
It comes after Till, last Friday, shared a picture of himself smiling with Kinahan against the night-time Dubai backdrop on Twitter. He wrote: ‘Good stroll on the beach tonight in Dubai with one of me good pals, Daniel Kinahan is advising Eddie Hearn & Al Haymon is advising Leonard Ellerbe for Eddie Hearn & Leonard Ellerbe to fight. Wow!! Good luck Eddie I’m rooting for u son.’© Provided by Extra.ie Darren Till with Daniel Kinahan. Pic: Darren Till/Twitter
Neither McGregor nor Till have any involvement in criminality.
The pair are both signed to MTK Global – the company that was co-founded by Kinahan.
It is the second time Till, 28, has posted images of Kinahan on social media.© Provided by Extra.ie Lee McGregor with Darren Till. Pic: Lee McGregor/Instagram
Last March, the young MMA fighter defended the Dubliner on Twitter, saying: ‘[Kinahan] had given me more valuable advice as a friend [than] anyone I’ve ever met in a professional capacity.’
The High Court previously found that Kinahan, 43, is a senior figure in an organised crime cartel that has been involved in drug and weapons smuggling on a global scale.
He has been banned from travelling into the US.