Eamonn O’Kane grounded after visa problems

Eamonn O'Kane
Eamonn O'Kane

Eamonn O’Kane was far from happy after he was turned away from his scheduled flight to New York on Wednesday afternoon due to visa problems.

The middleweight - who fights Tuerano Johnson in a world title eliminator in three weeks time in Madison Square Garden - was set to fly out from Heathrow Airport but O’Kane and his team were unable to board the flight.

“Golden Boy were supposed to have our visas all sorted out when we got the airport and they haven’t done it,” O’Kane said.

“It’s all down to Golden Boy and they have to sort it out,” he explained. “I’ll let my manager and coach, Paddy Fitzpatrick deal with it and not worry about the ‘toing and froing’ that goes on.

“I trust they are more than capable of dealing with my best interests.

“I’m disappointed in Golden Boy,” he said.

“They are supposed to be among the best people about in boxing and it’s disappointing that they have been so unprofessional on this occasion,” he added.