World News – GB – Promoter Eddie Hearn denies Daniel Kinahan’s involvement in boxing damaged the sport





BOXING promoter Eddie Hearn claimed that crime boss Daniel Kinahan’s involvement in the sport had not damaged his reputation

The high profile promoter who negotiated with Kinahan over a fight between heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua said you can only hurt boxing by creating less interest in the sport

When asked if the episode hurt the sport, he replied, « The only way to hurt the sport is to create less interest in the sport »

Controversy erupted over the summer when Fury thanked Kinahan for helping to organize the big heavyweight clash set to take place next year

Kinahan had played a central role in the negotiations with Hearn on the organization of the fight in the Middle East

Then-Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he was « taken aback » that a man linked to one of Europe’s most notorious drug cartels had been involved in a fight at the top level

He said contact had been made between the Foreign Ministry and the United Arab Emirates – where the fight was to take place – about the issue and that the government planned to speak to pay-TV channels in subject of Kinahan’s involvement

Following the backlash, it was announced that Kinahan was taking a step back from his involvement in boxing

His involvement drew the attention of the press around the world and raised questions about the involvement of criminal figures in sport

Hearn said this week that he doesn’t think the controversy has caused any real damage to the sport

He said boxing fans were harmed more by a fight he promoted between YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul than by the controversy over Kinahan

« We could do KSI against brother, Jake Paul Saudis like it, other territories like that too But I’m a boxing purist I was uncomfortable »

Kinahan helped set up his MGM boxing operation, which later changed his name to MTK, in Marbella with his pal Matthew Macklin in 2012 and he has become a major player in the boxing world – despite the Kinahan’s links to crime

The 2016 attack on the Regency Hotel during an MTK weigh-in led the company to withdraw from organizing fighting in Ireland

However, MTK announced in May that it has partnered with Daniel Kinahan and KHK Sports to host the world’s largest boxing and combat sports events in the Middle East.

At about the same time, a propaganda video appeared claiming that the Regency Hotel was a conspiracy and that Kinahan was an innocent businessman who was not involved in crime

Tyson Fury later raised his eyebrows as he announced Kinahan’s involvement in organizing Joshua’s shock

Kinahan had joined the KHK as an adviser earlier, but the sports promotion company set up by the son of the King of Bahrain announced it was severing ties with Kinahan in June, shortly after Irish ministry performances Foreign Affairs

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