Questions to Tyson Fury about possible links to alleged organized crime boss Daniel Kinahan were audibly blocked during a promotional event ahead of the boxer’s fight with Dillian Whyte.
The WBC heavyweight champion spoke to members of the international press on a remote Zoom conference, with his media team preventing Fury from answering questions on the matter.
Fury is set to face Whyte at Wembley on Saturday in a bid to defend his title, albeit after US officials announced sanctions against several senior members of Ireland’s Kinahan organized crime group.
Among the seven people sanctioned by the US Treasury is Daniel Kinahan, who previously worked as an advisor to Fury.
US authorities have also offered a $5 million reward for information about the Kinahan cartel gang leading to the arrest and conviction of their leaders.
There was no indication of wrongdoing from Fury, who publicly praised Kinahan in June 2020 for brokering a two-fight deal to meet then-World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua in the ring.
Daniel Kinahan himself has always denied any wrongdoing.
During the press event, Fury said he wanted to “put on a special show” for the fans.
“The support was overwhelming,” he said from a training camp in Morecambe, also addressing the lack of publicity for the fight up to that point.
“It’s a business, it’s not the Tyson Fury Show. This show sold out because of me and Tyson Fury. He fought Wilder, and none of those fights ever sold out. We’re both in combat, so some things need to be done right.
“I don’t dance to anyone’s tune. We can dance together, but it can’t be a one-way street.
“When these guys try to rob me and treat me like it’s the Tyson Fury show, they had to put things right. Once things are rectified… I’m a pro and here I am. I’m in good shape and ready to go.”
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/crime/media-blocked-from-questioning-boxer-tyson-fury-on-kinahan-cartel-ahead-of-whyte-wembley-bout-41556039.html The media blocked questioning of boxer Tyson Fury on the Kinahan cartel ahead of the Whyte Wembley fight