BBritish boxer Tyson’s Fury would have been refused entry to the United States of America because of his connection to a wanted criminal Daniel Kinahan.
Irishman Kinahan has been sanctioned by the US Treasury for his involvement in organized crime. There is a reward for any information or assistance that could lead to his arrest.
Gang leader Kinahan ran boxing promotion and management company MTK Global, which represented Furyamong others.
The US government, together with its Irish counterparts, is trying to suppress the Kinahan Organized Crime Group (KOCG) and investigate those with past ties to its leaders.
According to the Sunday World, Fury was prevented from boarding a flight from the UK to the US on Friday evening for this very reason.
That would put Fury among more than 600 people with alleged links to Kinahan who have been barred from entering the United States, according to figures from Garda Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll.
Kinahan used to act as an adviser to Fury, his most high-profile client, although the pair were seen together as recently as February this year.
Fury co-promoter Frank Warren dismissed the story that the boxer could not have made it to the United States and counterclaimed the 33-year-old was in Liverpool on Friday night to watch his cousin fight.