According to reports, Tyson Fury was denied entry to the United States after boarding an aircraft in the United Kingdom. The two-time world heavyweight champion was reportedly barred from entering the country because of his supposed ties to crime leader Daniel Kinahan.
Sunday World journalist Nicola Tallant tweeted the news that Fury had been refused entrance. It’s unclear when the alleged incident occurred, but Fury posted footage on social media from the ringside of British heavyweight Nathan Gorman’s bout in Liverpool on Friday night.
Breaking – Tyson Fury has been refused access to the US on a flight from UK. @CrimeNicola @sundayworld
Many other associates of mob boss Daniel Kinahan have found themselves blocked from entering US. Yikes. 🥊
— Nicola Tallant (@nicolatallantsw) June 17, 2022
Fury stated in April that he had “nothing to hide” about his ties to Kinahan. The US government has identified Kinahan as the leader of a “murderous” organization.
“Because I had my picture taken with a man it doesn’t make me a criminal. I’m just a boxer. There could be a criminal in this building.”
He added: “’I’ve got nothing to hide. The only time I’ve ever broken the law was when I got a speeding ticket.”
When questioned about the drug charges against the Kinahans, Fury said, “That’s none of my business and I don’t interfere with anybody else’s business.”
“But I do know what the media can do. Remember, I was the one witch-hunted a few years back. Anyway, I’ve got enough problems of my own to worry about now. Like a big lump of a man wanting to punch me in the face on Saturday.”
“Like my wife preferring that instead of being in training camp I was at home helping her with our six kids and taking out the rubbish bins, which is what I’ll be back doing on Sunday morning after this fight.”
Kinahan co-founded MTK Global, the boxing management business that consulted Fury at one point. However, Fury was rumored to have severed ties with them since.
“That only lasted from 2017 to 2020,” Fury stated of their working connection. “Since then nothing. Nada.”