A BoxNation show scheduled for tomorrow, headlined by Gary Corcoran vs. Danny Butler, has been cancelled after a lethal shooting took place at the weigh-ins. At the time of this writing, one man has died and another two have been injured.
Mick McCaffrey from UTV Ireland has more.
Jamie Kavanagh was one of the boxers at Regency weigh-in. His father Gerard 'Hatchet' was murdered by his own gang in Spain last April— Mick McCaffrey (@mccaffreymick) February 5, 2016
Three gunmen were involved. All were wearing Emergency Response Unit uniforms with full combat helmets. All armed with handguns #regency— Mick McCaffrey (@mccaffreymick) February 5, 2016
Murder has all the hallmarks of being organised by major north-inner city criminal.He's semi-retired and a master planner of bank robberies— Mick McCaffrey (@mccaffreymick) February 5, 2016
Man shot dead is a 35 year-old from Crumlin. Regarded as being in charge of logistics for Kinihan cartel's drugs shipments— Mick McCaffrey (@mccaffreymick) February 5, 2016
Other victims are from Crumlin and Tallaght. Not regarded as being involved with Kinihan gang but may have been with victim— Mick McCaffrey (@mccaffreymick) February 5, 2016
An eyewitness reports that one of the gunmen told him to "get out of the f***ing way," which lends credence to the theory that this was a targeted attack.
The Herald reported on the Kinahan mob last month, making note of their connections with the boxing world. Matthew Macklin, who promoted this card alongside Frank Warren, is called a "pal" of Christy Kinahan's son Daniel and mention is made of Jamie Kavanagh's father and uncle, both of whom were murdered.
The gunmen remain at large. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy.
Update (1:55 pm EST):
Video from the event. Nothing graphic, but it captures the moment.
Footage Shows Moment Deadly Shooting Begins at Dublin Boxing W...
Footage Shows Moment Deadly Shooting Begins at Dublin Boxing Weigh-InAMMG #DublinCredit: Storyful ©Posted by AMMG on Friday, February 5, 2016