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Tyson Fury 'Denied Entry To The United States Due To His Alleged Connection With Daniel Kinahan'

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Tyson Fury 'Denied Entry To The United States Due To His Alleged Connection With Daniel Kinahan'

Tyson Fury has reportedly been denied entry to the United States over his alleged connection with Daniel Kinahan.

The WBC heavyweight champion was stopped as he attempted to board a flight to the US from the UK, according to a report published by Sunday World.

The report claims that the alleged incident took place on Friday. SPORTbible has contacted Fury for comment.

Fury was reportedly denied entry to the United States on Friday (Image: Alamy)
Fury was reportedly denied entry to the United States on Friday (Image: Alamy)
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Irish boxing promoter and manager Kinahan has been named as a senior figure in organised crime in the Republic of Ireland's High Court.

Kinahan, who is now based in Dubai, has no criminal convictions and denies the allegations against him.

In April, the United States imposed sanctions on Kinahan and offered a $5m (£3.8m) reward for information leading to the arrest of suspected senior figures in the so-called Kinahan Organised Crime Group.

Last month, it was confirmed that 600 people with alleged links to Kinahan had been barred from entering the US.

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According to the report from Sunday World, the list includes boxers who are not accused of criminal activity but have links with Kinahan through his capacity as a boxing promoter and manager.

In 2012, Kinahan founded management company MTK Global but later stepped back from the company, which was sold by co-founder Matthew Macklin to Sandra Vaughan in 2017. It ceased operating in April citing "unprecedented levels of unfair scrutiny and criticism".

Fury and Kinahan were pictured together in Dubai in February (Image: Instagram/Niall Ryan)
Fury and Kinahan were pictured together in Dubai in February (Image: Instagram/Niall Ryan)

After stepping away from MTK Global, Kinahan continued to act in an advisory role for several fighters including Fury, who has not been accused of any criminal activity.

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In 2020, Fury took to Twitter to thank Kinahan for helping to broker a potential unification fight with Anthony Joshua, which failed to materialise.

It was later announced that Fury would no longer be advised by Kinahan.

In February, the pair were pictured together in Dubai but Fury distanced himself from the Irishman ahead of his fight against Dillian Whyte in April.

"What a man does in his own business is none of my concern, I am a boxing man, I don't get involved in anyone's business at all," Fury told Sky Sports.

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Fury has distanced himself from Kinahan (Image: Alamy)
Fury has distanced himself from Kinahan (Image: Alamy)

"I don't care what you've done, I'm only concerned in what I do, and I don't do anything apart from box. End of."

On the photograph of their pair in Dubai, Fury added: "Because I had my picture taken with a man it doesn't make me a criminal."

In April, Sky Sports pundit Macklin was also reportedly stopped from travelling to the US because of his connection with Kinahan.

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Sky Sports declined to comment on Macklin being refused entry but released a statement to the Daily Mail, which read: "Matthew Macklin relinquished his interest in MTK in 2017, and has had no commercial dealings with Daniel Kinahan since.

"Matthew Macklin is not a named individual in the US sanctions, nor does he have any interest in, or prior dealings with, the named companies (in the detailed US sanctions).

"However, he will of course be fully compliant with any responsibilities which may arise from the sanctions."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Instagram/Niall Ryan

Topics: Tyson Fury, Heavyweight Boxing, Boxing

Rory O'Callaghan
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