Conor McGregor ‘agrees to boxing match’ after angry phone call with champion

Conor McGregor ‘agrees to boxing match’ after angry phone call with champion





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Conor McGregor has reportedly agreed to take on Irish rival Luke Keeler in a boxing match after a furious row over his alleged assault of an elderly man in a Dublin pub.

Footage emerged last week from an incident in April which appeared to show McGregor strike a man in a row over him rejecting a drink of his whisky.

WBO European middleweight champion Keeler slammed the UFC star on Twitter and declared: “I’d be happy to put him in his place if he had the balls to step in a ring again”.

He has now revealed he received an angry phone call from McGregor, leading to him verbally agreeing to accept his offer of a fight.

Conor McGregor before the fight

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 it.

“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.”

Luke Keeler (right) has challenged McGregor to a bout

 

McGregor’s only appearance in a boxing ring came as he was beaten by Floyd Mayweather in their money-spinning crossover bout in 2017.

But Keeler claims his management company, MTK Global, are in discussions over making the all-Irish grudge match happen as he questions whether McGregor is “just all talk”.

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 onto my management team.

Floyd Mayweather lands a punch on Conor McGregor

 

“Like I said, I don’t want to get into that much yet, but I have handed it over to MTK and they’re talking to Conor.”

Keeler, who is 17-2-1 in his professional career, took another shot at McGregor on Twitter claiming he has no class as he urged him to “get Irish people’s respect back” by going through with the fight.

He wrote: “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.”








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