Shots fired at Dublin hotel during boxing weigh-in


Gunshots have been fired at the weigh-in of a boxing event at the Regency Hotel in Drumcondra this afternoon.

A number of armed, uniformed men burst into the hotel foyer, firing shots at random during the weigh-in for the Jamie Kavanagh fight.

Kavanagh is the son of Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh, and he is managed by Daniel Kinahan.

Witnesses say the men were dressed in police-style uniforms

In recent months there have been heightened tensions surrounding the Kinahan gang since the murder of Gary Hutch in Spain.

Dublin Fire Brigade have crews from both Finglas and Phibsboro as well as paramedics at the scene.

They tweeted: "We're responding to a serious incident in a hotel in Whitehall, crews from Finglas, P'boro + advanced paramedics [sic]."

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On their Facebook page, the promoters MGM had advertised an official weigh-in for 'Clash of the Clans' Show at the Regency, which was due to begin at 2pm this afternoon.

A poster for the Clash of the Clans event

MGM is a new Professional Boxing Gym in the heart of Puerto Banus, Spain.

The headline bout on tomorrow night's card is Jamie Kavanagh versus Joao Bento for the vacant WBO European Lightweight Title.

More to follow...

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