Boxing champ Luke Keeler vows to ‘smash up’ Conor McGregor as he’s brutally trolled online for appearing on GQ magazine cover
AN Irish boxing champ has vowed to “smash up” Conor McGregor after telling the disgraced star: the Irish public have turned their backs on you.
Shocking footage emerged last week of shamed McGregor, 31, allegedly assaulting an innocent man at the Marble Arch boozer in Drimnagh, South Dublin, back in April.
WBO European Champion Luke Keeler took to Twitter to slam The Notorious, claiming the former MMA champ had once attacked his friend.
This resulted in a furious phone call from the troubled dad-of-two, during which he apparently agreed to settle their differences in the ring.
Keeler told IrishBoxing.com: “I don’t want to get into it too much, but I know he wasn’t happy about the call out.
“He is not happy.
“The fight community in Ireland is small enough and Crumlin isn’t too far from Ballyfermot- and I heard he wasn’t happy with the timing of (the call out).
“He rang me and we had a few words.
“I told him the fight was there to be made and he was all for it.
“He agreed to fight over the phone.”
Keeler, who is 17-2-1 in his boxing career, revealed management company MTK are now in discussions with McGregor’s representatives over the grudge match.
He said: “I agree it could be just all talk.
“Whether he has the balls or not to get in the ring again, never mind with me, we will have to see.
“He could have been just trying to front up or speaking in anger, but it got to the stage where I felt comfortable enough passing on to my management team.
“I don’t mind calling out a bully – and that is what is he.
“As I said I’d be happy to put him in his place.
“I just think that behaviour isn’t right, especially from someone who knows how to use his fists and knows the damage that can be done.”
He continued: “I’d smash him up.
‘NEVER HAVE THE BALLS’
“He fought a 40-year-old welterweight who carried him for a few rounds then gassed because (he) doesn’t live the life anymore as everyone knows.
“He will never have the balls to step in ring again but I’ll be there if he does.
“The Irish public have turned their backs on him and it would generate huge money – people will pay to see him smashed up.”
‘Coolhand Luke’ later added on Twitter: “He has agreed to fight after a shouting match on phone but doubtful he will.
“It would be quickest way for him to get Irish people’s respect back but respect and class is something he has none of and something money can’t buy.”
Meanwhile, McGregor – whose 2017 boxing defeat to Floyd Mayweather was branded a farce – was brutally trolled online today.
He took to Instagram at around 8am to reveal he’ll be featured on next month’s GQ cover, describing it as an “honour” and plugging his fashion line.
But fans were quick to make fun of his alleged one-punch assault shame, and made digs about the unfortunate ‘attack the week’ magazine headline.
Jabs included, “Is it not supposed to say ‘attack the weak’?”, “Did you punch the magazine publisher?” and “I wonder if they have a page on a tutorial to punch old men”.
Others mocked, “Conor “I see Stiffness in the Elderly Division” McGregor” and, “Knock Khabib out instead of a 50 year old man, bro”.