Conor McGregor ‘agrees’ to boxing match against Irish champion Luke Keeler after being branded a ‘bully’ over alleged assault – The Sun
CONOR McGREGOR has “agreed” to a boxing match against Irish champion Luke Keeler after being branded a “bully” following his alleged assault.
Footage emerged last week of UFC star McGregor, 31, allegedly assaulting a man at the Marble Arch boozer in Drimnagh, South Dublin, on April 6.
Following the alleged attack middleweight boxer Keeler took to Twitter to slam The Notorious, claiming the former MMA champion once attacked his friend.
The 32-year-old then called out McGregor, and later revealed the Irish star agreed to a boxing match during an angry phone call.
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.
“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.”
McGregor put on hold his UFC career in 2017 to box ring legend Floyd Mayweather in a crossover bout in Las Vegas.
The Irishman was beaten in ten rounds and reportedly made £80million for the clash.
Keeler, who is 17-2-1 in his boxing career, revealed management company MTK are currently in discussion with McGregor over the all Irish 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.
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“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.”
McGregor competed in an amateur boxing bout in April at his former club Crumlin ABC.
The Notorious took on local fighter Michael McGrane on Good Friday, in what has been the Irishman’s most recent competition.