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Fighting talk Gang boss Daniel Kinahan to appear as guest of comedian James English on YouTube

Fans shared their hope that he would be asking Kinahan “the questions everyone wants to hear.”


Daniel Kinahan laughed off his Africa connection with James English

Daniel Kinahan laughed off his Africa connection with James English

Daniel Kinahan laughed off his Africa connection with James English

A well known podcast presenter and comedian has revealed that Irish gang boss Daniel Kinahan will be the next guest on his popular YouTube channel, which has nearly 350,000 subscribers.

Scotsman James English, an ex-boyfriend of Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona, will sit down for what he says is a “world exclusive interview” with Dublin mobster Kinahan.

The interview will air on his YouTube channel, Anything Goes With James English.

The podcast has hosted a number of notorious guests in the past, such as ex-gangsters Darren Gee and Martin Herbert.

English took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that Kinahan would be the next guest on his channel, which boasts almost 350,000 subscribers, very soon.

Sharing a photo with Kinahan after they finished recording the episode, he said: “A world exclusive interview with Ireland’s Daniel Kinahan coming very soon. My YouTube channel coming soon.”

While English has yet to announce when the interview with Kinahan will air, fans shared their hope that he would be asking Kinahan “the questions everyone wants to hear.”

In a description about his podcast, James English has said: "My anything goes podcast is a place you'll find me talking to people about their real life stories. On my show I chat with comedians, serious criminals, actors, porn stars, doctors, politicians and much more. Everyone has a story and I let them tell it."

Some listeners were less than impressed that Kinahan was appearing on the podcast at all.


Daniel Kinahan

Daniel Kinahan

Daniel Kinahan

One person said: "Hope you didn't give that scumbag an easy ride with your questions.”

Others remarked that there would be no chance of getting Kinahan to speak about his criminal activities and predicted that the interview will solely be focused on his boxing and MMA management company MTK Global.

Another wrote: “It will be entirely about boxing MTK and his legitimate business interests.”

It comes after Kinahan released a statement saying he has “nothing to hide” after his role in boxing was questioned following Josh Taylor’s controversial draw with Jack Catterall over the weekend.

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He was responding after his name and involvement in the sport was raised in the popular ‘Fight Disciples’ podcast.

In the show, hosts Adam Catterall and Nick Peet discussed Kinahan, who they referred to as “the elephant in the room”.

Kinahan - who represents both fighters - issued a statement on Tuesday saying he will "answer any questions asked of me."

“Questions now being asked are necessary and timely and I wholeheartedly welcome them,” he said in a statement attributed to him.

“Where unethical and corrupt practice exists it's important to expose it.

“I'm proud to represent Josh and Jack who are not only world class fighters but personal friends.

“I will answer any questions asked of me and it's incumbent on others, advisors, managers, promoters, trainers and fighters to do the same.”

Daniel Kinahan, named in the High Court as being in control of a drugs cartel, has become a major force in the world of boxing.

Kinahan has made a point of appearing in photos with well-known fighters - none of whom are involved in crime - in recent months in a bid to build an alternative reputation to that of a drugs cartel leader.

In recent years, MTK has repeatedly claimed Kinahan has stepped away from the company.

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