Fury and Whyte’s showdown overshadowed by battle for boxing’s diseased soul | Donald McRae

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The Wembley showdown is only a sideshow with attention focused on US law enforcement’s pursuit of the Kinahan cartel

The long buildup to next Saturday night’s world heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, in front of a record crowd of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium, was strangely muted and even uncertain for months. An all-British showdown between the outspoken Fury and Whyte, who is such a raw and jolting talker, should have conjured up an entertaining prelude. Instead, the silence was broken only by complaints from the Fury camp about Whyte’s elusive absence from all promotional duties and rumours of constant bickering between the rival camps.

Then, last Wednesday, there was a dramatic and explosive twist when the US Treasury confirmed that it had imposed sanctions against Daniel Kinahan – the controversial Irishman who has long been a friend and adviser to Fury.

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Written by Donald McRae
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