Tyson Fury and former MTK boxers book US flights to ‘test the waters’ after Kinahan’s action

Tyson Fury and other former MTK boxers and their teams are booking flights to the US to ‘test the waters’ to see if they can fly.

Boxer Kinahan is understood to be so baffled by the sanctions against the mafia that he can’t believe he is caught in the travel ban.

Fury was denied entry into the US for the first time on Friday after booking a flight from Britain. Dealing a major blow to his fighting career, he is informed that he will not be admitted statesside, as he attempts to distance himself from the boss of the mob.

Despite posting social media photos of himself in Miami in recent days, Fury has not entered the US since his former fight fixer Daniel Kinahan was cleared by the US Treasury in April.

Fury was informed on Friday evening that he was being denied entry to the US.

More than 600 people are on the banned list, including the world heavyweight champion, because of his direct links to drug boss Daniel Kinahan.

The implications of the boxers’ denial of entry are likely to cost them hundreds of millions of dollars and are a clear message of US law enforcement’s commitment to dismantling the Kinahan organized crime group.

Christy Kinahan Snr and her sons have a $5 million bounty on their heads for surprise announcements of sanctions against them, their associates and the businesses associated with them.

More sanctions are expected to be announced in the near future, adding to the pressure on the organization that has been in chaos ever since.


Tyson Fury looks on during the vacant IBF International Heavyweight Championship fight between Nathan Gorman and Thomas Salek as part of Wasserman Fight Night at M&S ​​Bank Arena on June 17. Pictured: Getty

Tyson has been desperate to distance himself from Daniel Kinahan since the Fury announcements and dropped out of an interview when asked about his friendship and business relationship with the mob boss prior to his fight against Dillian White.

He announced his retirement from boxing after the bout, but his wife Paris has suggested that he not hang up his gloves for good.

News this weekend that Fury is on the banned list would be disastrous for any future career plans to fight in the money-spinning US market.

Previously, Kinahan’s lesser-known collaborators who were forbidden from entering the US included his one-time best friend and founder of boxing giant MTK, which grew out of MGM Gym in Marbella, Matthew MacLean.

McLean, who has no involvement in the crime, continues to serve as a commentator for Sky Sports, although he had previous links with Kinahan and his role as a co-founder of the boxing company, which was under US sanctions. It was closed within a week of the announcement.

Kugan Cassius, a journalist who was sponsored by the independent boxing network MTK at the height of his prowess in the sport, has also been refused travel.

Sanctions against the Kinnahan mob are likely to take months if not more than a year, as their commercial interests have been thwarted at every level.

Kinahan Snr is convinced that there is a leak within his own organization and Sean McGovern, wanted for murder before the Irish courts, becomes the focus of his attention.

Few within Kinahan’s inner circle are so close to the father and his sons that they possess a level of intelligence now deemed in the hands of law enforcement.

While Kinahan SNR initially believed he had a DEA undercover operative in his organization, he is now convinced that he does not.

In America, posters of Wanted with their names and faces are being attacked from all angles and their businesses have become toxic due to sanctions.

International police partners await the steps of their allies in the United Arab Emirates that have been issued with an arrest warrant for McGovern and US declarations against Kinhans.

Daniel Kinahan set up significant commercial and social partnerships in Dubai before being named by the US Treasury.

He befriended a member of the royal family and employed several influential Emiratis in his professions.

His father, Christy Kinahan Snr., was moonlighting in the country as a respectable aviation broker despite his long history in organized crime and his convictions for heroin smuggling and money laundering.

US officials describe the Kinahan Group as an international arms and drugs organization valued at $1 billion.