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MOBster stroll Cartel boss Daniel Kinahan poses for the camera with MMA fighter on Dubai beach

It is the second time Darren Till - who is represented by MTK Global - has posted images of Daniel Kinahan on his social media accounts.

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Daniel Kinahan

Daniel Kinahan

Daniel Kinahan

Gang boss Daniel Kinahan smiles for the camera as he enjoys a late night stroll on a beach in Dubai.

The exiled crime boss can be seen with his arm around Liverpool-born middleweight MMA fighter Darren Till.

It is the second time Till - who is represented by MTK Global - has posted images of Daniel Kinahan on his social media accounts.

In March 2020, he posted a photograph on Twitter and launched a staunch defence of his 'friend' Kinahan saying "he had given me more valuable advice as a friend anyone I’ve ever met in a professional capacity."

Today, UFC fighter Till - who has no involvement in crime - described how Kinahan continues to be involved in boxing from his home in the Middle East.

Till wrote: ""Good stroll on the beach tonight in Dubai with one of me good pals ,Daniel Kinahan is advising Eddie Hearn & Al Haymon is advising Leonard ellerbe for Eddie Hearn & Leonard Ellerbe to fight. Wow!!

"Good luck Eddie I’m rooting for u son."

Kinahan continues to be supported by a number of boxers and fighters - even as he becomes increasingly isolated from the criminal underworld in Ireland.

The head of the Irish mafia is said to be under increasing pressure as spends his final days of freedom in Dubai as the law enforcement net continues to tighten.

Kinahan moves about with extreme caution in his Dubai bolthole, staying in different places every night and rarely seeing his wife Caoimhe Robinson as he tries to remain on the move while juggling a billion euro drug empire on the verge of collapse.

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He has been refusing to meet with anyone and all dealings now go through his sidekick Sean McGovern - the pals with criminal Liam Byrne (brother of Regency Hotel victim David Byrne).

McGovern has been Kinahan's closest confident for years and he moved out to Dubai in 2017 following the murder of The Monk's friend Noel 'Duck Egg' Kirwan.

However, Kinahan continues to be backed by fighters attached to the boxing agency now known as MTK Global in 2012.

The company claimed it cut its ties with Kinahan in 2017 but the gang boss remains heavily involved in boxing and is regularly thanked by MTK boxers.

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Tyson Fury with Daniel Kinahan

Tyson Fury with Daniel Kinahan

Tyson Fury with Daniel Kinahan

MTK later admitted Kinahan was still involved with their boxers.

“It is true that Mr Kinahan provides some personal advice to a number of boxers managed by MTK Global and we are instructed that Mr Kinahan also provides such advisory services to boxers who are managed by other worldwide boxing management companies too.”

Kinahan has advised WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and helped negotiate a deal for a clash between Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Fury sparked controversy when he thanked Kinahan for arranging the fight.

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