Mafia boss Daniel Kinahan smiles for the camera as he poses in sunny Dubai with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
he Irish mob boss points his finger as he stands proudly alongside world champion Fury – who is not involved in crime – at TK MMA and Fitness in the United Arab Emirates.
Fury and Kinahan featured in the Instagram post shared by Irish influencer Niall Ryan.
In recent months, Kinahan has made a habit of appearing in photos with well-known fighters – often as a result of poor media publicity.
Last week, a “default” was officially entered in the case against Kinahan in a California court after he failed to respond or defend himself against claims in a civil case.
Tyson Fury previously praised Kinahan for his role in shaping his career and publicly acknowledged he was negotiating on his behalf.
After a deal was struck for Fury to fight Anthony Joshua in 2020, the Gyspy King took to social media to proclaim, “I just hung up on the phone with Daniel Kinahan.
“He has just informed me that the biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed.”
Kinahan has repeatedly posed for photos with fighters – none of whom are implicated in the crime – at his base in Dubai.
In the blink of an eye, Kinahan could be seen pointing to a “No Drugs” slogan on a tee featuring fighter Sunny Edwards.
Underneath the photo, Edwards – who has no involvement in the crime – wrote: “Always good to see an old friend again.”
The Liverpool-born fighter has been one of Kinahan’s most vocal defenders and has previously described him as a “legit” businessman.
Bizarrely – and probably knowingly – Kinahan smiles at the camera while pointing to Edwards’ t-shirt which bears the caption: “No Drugs, No Champions”.
The previous week he had also been pictured with fellow Liverpool fighter Darren Till on a beach in the Middle East.
It was the second time that Till – who is represented by MTK Global – has posted images of Daniel Kinahan on his social media accounts.
In March 2020, he posted a photo on Twitter and launched a fierce defense of his “friend” Kinahan saying “he gave me more valuable advice as a friend than anyone I never met in a professional capacity”.
UFC fighter Till – who has no involvement in the crime – described how Kinahan continues to be involved in boxing from his home in the Middle East.
Till wrote: “Have a nice walk on the beach tonight in Dubai with one of my good friends, Daniel Kinahan advising Eddie Hearn and Al Haymon advising Leonard Ellerbe for Eddie Hearn and Leonard Ellerbe to fight. Wow!!
“Good luck Eddie, I’ve got your back my son.”
Kinahan continues to be supported by a number of boxers and fighters – even as he increasingly isolates himself from the underworld in Ireland.
We revealed how the Irish mob boss would come under increasing pressure as he spends his last days of freedom in Dubai as the net of law enforcement continues to tighten.
Kinahan moves around his Dubai asshole with extreme caution, staying in different places each night and rarely seeing his wife Caoimhe Robinson as he tries to stay on the move while juggling a drug empire of one billion euros on the verge of collapse.
Leading boxing writer Alan Dawson recently revealed how sources told him Daniel Kinahan was dealing with his social media appearances.
American journalist Dawson – who is the combat sports correspondent for Insider magazine – made the comment after Kinahan recently posed for a number of photos on social media.
According to Dawson, who is well known for his investigations into Kinahan’s involvement in boxing, whenever Kinahan’s name or image comes up “it’s because he specifically wants it.”
“He tells people what to say and is a micromanager in this game, according to sources with direct knowledge of his actions,” Dawson tweeted.