Probellum And MTK Boxers Forbidden From Appearing On Sky Sports
All the boxers linked to accused Irish crime lord Daniel Kinahan’s previous companies are bound to sign a document confirming that they have cut ties in order to appear on Sky Sports.
The Broadcasting giant, Sky, signed a four-year deal with Boxxer recently, filling the void left behind by Matchroom Boxing which has partnered with the global sports streaming app DAZN to stream their fights in the UK.
Boxxer – an upstart promotional company run by the UK’s youngest licensed promoter Ben Shalom has made it compulsory for his fighters to have zero relations with the companies Probellum and MTK Global.
A detailed letter issued by Boxxer Limited—featuring the company’s logo and address in the header – explains the working relationship of the corporation with Sky Sports, making it necessary for each of its participants to deny working in any capacity with either Probellum or MTK Global.
According to this note, the fighter must confirm that they “do not employ, engage or work with MTK Global or Probellum, nor will I transfer any monies, including any monies that Boxxer has paid to you in connection with the attendance at the Event(s) and/or the Sky Agreement, to either such entity.” Nor are they permitted to “transfer any monies, including any monies that Boxxer has paid to you in connection with the attendance at the Event(s) and/or the Sky Agreement, to either [Probellum or MTK]” prior to signing the document to work with Boxxer and Sky.”
MTK Global was co-founded by Kinahan and former middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin as MGM (Macklin’s Gym Marbella) in 2012, but soon Kinahan decided to part ways with the corporation. Later, Sandra Vaughan secured the ownership of the company and rebrand it as MTK Global.
While Probellum got running since its inception last September, with the promotion signing a bulk of athletes who previously represented the MTK banner.
Kinahan’s alleged ties to both the companies became crystal clear when Rai Taimoor Khan, the Provincial Minister of Punjab for Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology, and Tourism in Pakistan, posted a picture of him and Kinahan sharing a light moment with Sandra Vaughan this past March in Dubai.
Khan quoted, “Looking forward to hosting Daniel in Lahore to discuss Pakistan’s first international fight with foreign world-class boxers InshAllah. Will share more info in the upcoming weeks.”
Both Probellum and MTK Global had denied allegations of having connections with Kinahan, releasing a statement in their defense. Previously, Top Rank founder and chairman had made a bold statement that Kinahan “100 percent” still runs both Probellum and MTK. In response, the concerned companies have threatened to take legal action against Top Rank.