Tyson Fury has warmly thanked mobster Daniel Kinahan for his role in sealing a two-fight deal with fellow British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
The heavyweight champions are likely to clash in the summer of 2021. Promoter Eddie Hearn says contracts will be signed early next year.
Joshua still has fights lined up with Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte, while Fury has a third bout with Deontay Wilder.
The WBC champion Fury enthuastically singled out former MTK boss Kinahan for making the Joshua deal on an Instagram video: ”I’m just after getting off the phone there with Daniel Kinahan. He’s just informed me that the biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed. GET IN THERE MY BOY!!!!!!! Big shout out Dan. He got this done, literally over the line. Two fight deal. Tyson Fury versus Anthony Joshua next year.
He added.. ”One problem. I just gotta smash Deontay Wilder’s face right in, in the next fight and then we go into the Joshua fight next year. So there we are. The Gypsy King versus AJ is on for next year. But there is a hurdle in the road called the Bronze Bomber a.k.a. The Knockout King and I will get onto him and knock him spark out and then we get onto the big fight, so thank you Dan for getting this deal over the line. All the best. God bless you all. See ya soon, peace out!”
The Kinahan crime organistaion has claimed the lives of 50 people across Europe, but its widely reported that Daniel Kinahan is actively trying to restyle himself as a boxing powerbroker and was recently appointed by Bahrain’s royal family as an “advisor” to its KHK Sports outfit.