Friday 30 September 2016

Kinahan mob is heavily involved in professional boxing

Ken Foy, Crime Correspondent

Published 06/02/2016 | 10:56

Daniel Kinahan
Daniel Kinahan
Emergency services at the scene of the shooting.
The scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road this afternoon... Picture Colin Keegan
The burned out van which Gardai suspect was used by the gunmen in the Regency Hotel shooyting this afternoonthis afternoon. Photo: Colin Keegan
Gardaí at the scene last night.
The scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road this afternoon. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin
The scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road this afternoon. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
The scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road this afternoon. Photo: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin
Garda forensic officers examine the entrance to the hotel
The fire brigade outside the Regency Hotel after the shooting.
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The body of one of the victim is taken from the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel on the Swords Road this this evening.
Police and forensic officers attend the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Police and forensic officers attend the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Police attend the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne
A Garda outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Police and forensic officers attend the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Police and forensic officers attend the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Police remove a body from the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland February 5, 2016. One man was killed in a shooting during a weigh-in for a World Boxing Organization (WBO) title fight on Friday, local media reported. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
A Garda cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin, as a major investigation was underway today after gunmen dressed up in police uniforms opened fire in the Irish hotel lobby, killing one man and seriously injuring two others, during a packed weigh-in for a European boxing title fight. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Gardai remove a body from the scene of a shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin
David Byrne from Raleigh Square in Crumlin.

The Kinahan cartel have a long association with boxing.

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Daniel Kinahan, the son of crime godfather Christy Kinahan, has been acting as a manager for a number of boxers and is often seen at the MGM gym in Marbella.

British Olympic boxer Thomas Stalker is among those in the Kinahan boxing stable.

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The Kinahans have become big players in the sport through the MGM gym in Spain, which is run by Birmingham-born Irish boxer Matthew Macklin.

However, even before the gym in Marbella was set up, they had used professional boxing fights in Dublin for crime summits.

Macklin, who has no involvement in crime, is the boxer the feared international crime syndicate support.

Senior members of the mob are regularly seen at Macklin's fights, often in ringside seats.

Because of yesterday's bloodbath, a major bout which was due to happen at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight was called off.

Respected boxer Jamie Kavanagh, who is the son of slain notorious gangster Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh, has continued to work at the MGM gym despite his dad's murder.

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