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Boxing star Gary Jacobs splits from promoter linked to notorious gangland clan

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Boxing hero Gary Jacobs has split from a controversial ­promoter who had links to a notorious ­ international crime clan.The former fighter parted company with Sam Kynoch – the owner of Kynoch Boxing Promotions who was associated with the Kinahan family.

The 56-year-old former European welterweight champion now works with young boxers at a health and fitness centre in Thornliebank, Glasgow.He declined to give details of why he had parted company with Kynoch, 35, but denied it was anything to do with the links to the Kinahans, who have a $5million bounty on their capture.He told the Sunday Mail: “I no longer want to have anything to do with the Kynoch organisation.

I helped the boy at the start but it was time to walk away.“I believe my name is pretty solid in the boxing world.“I have been doing it for 40 years but I was just pushed to the side as if I was a nonentity by Mr Sam Kynoch.

His use of me was over so it was time to part company and let him do his thing and I do my thing.”Jacobs had posted last week: “Due to a number of unfortunate circumstances, I am no longer part of or want anything to do with Kynoch boxing promotions, the gym or Sam Kynoch in particular.“It’s been a long eight years and I have learnt an important lesson on trust and loyalty.

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