5 episodes

This is the story of how boxing fell under the spell of a man named in the Irish courts as heading up one of Europe's largest criminal gangs.

This man is wanted in the United States for '[sourcing] large quantities of cocaine from South America' for sale in Europe. He has also been central to some of the most important sports deals of the past decade.

This man is Daniel Kinahan.

Boxing is Ireland's most successful international sport, but it has been hollowed out by gangland murder and intrigue.

One of the biggest sports stories of all was reported but it was reported more on the front pages than the back.

Kinahan's attempted takeover of a global sport raises all sorts of questions. Finding answers hasn't been easy.

This is Shadow Boxing.

Shadow Boxing Irish Daily Star

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This is the story of how boxing fell under the spell of a man named in the Irish courts as heading up one of Europe's largest criminal gangs.

This man is wanted in the United States for '[sourcing] large quantities of cocaine from South America' for sale in Europe. He has also been central to some of the most important sports deals of the past decade.

This man is Daniel Kinahan.

Boxing is Ireland's most successful international sport, but it has been hollowed out by gangland murder and intrigue.

One of the biggest sports stories of all was reported but it was reported more on the front pages than the back.

Kinahan's attempted takeover of a global sport raises all sorts of questions. Finding answers hasn't been easy.

This is Shadow Boxing.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Episode 4: The Final Bell

    Episode 4: The Final Bell

    In the final episode of Shadow Boxing, we focus on what boxing can do to repair a reputation that has taken a battering after Daniel Kinahan was identified as a wanted man by US authorities.

    Legendary boxing writer Donald McRae gives us the benefit of his decades in the sport, on the psychologies and deception that are at the heart of the sport.

    We speak to the Irish Daily Star's crime correspondent Michael O'Toole about what the US authorities warrants mean for Kinahan and the future of the cartel in Ireland and abroad.

    Matt Christie, Editor of Boxing News, tells us how he came to understand the story and its need to be told, as well as the position of the pro game in 2022.

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    Episode 3: Daniel at the wheel

    Episode 3: Daniel at the wheel

    In episode three of Shadow Boxing, we look at the conditions that allowed Daniel Kinahan to rise to the top of professional boxing.

    We speak to Off The Ball's Ger Gilroy about the challenges of reporting a story that straddles both crime and sport; Neale Richmond TD about the measures taken to counteract Kinahan at a political level, as well as a host of the best-informed boxing journalists about the problems within the sport itself.

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    Episode 2: The ties that bind

    Episode 2: The ties that bind

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    Shadow Boxing - Episode 1 coming Thursday 5 May...

    Shadow Boxing - Episode 1 coming Thursday 5 May...

    This is the story of how boxing fell under the spell of a man named in the Irish courts as heading up one of Europe's largest criminal gangs.

    This man is wanted in the United States for '[sourcing] large quantities of cocaine from South America' for sale in Europe. He has also been central to some of the most important sports deals of the past decade.

    This man is Daniel Kinahan.

    Boxing is Ireland's most successful international sport, but it has been hollowed out by gangland murder and intrigue.

    One of the biggest sports stories of all was reported but it was reported more on the front pages than the back.

    Kinahan's attempted takeover of a global sport raises all sorts of questions. Finding answers hasn't been easy.

    This is Shadow Boxing.

    Episode 1: Death of an Irish sport

    Episode 1: Death of an Irish sport

    Welcome to Shadow Boxing, with Irish Daily Star journalist Kieran Cunningham.

    Episode 1 looks at who Daniel Kinahan is and how he began his route to the top of professional boxing.

    Cunningham speaks to those who know about how it could have happened, and what it means for Ireland's most successful international sport.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Excellent podcast, can’t wait for the next

Excellent podcast, can’t wait for the next

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