Luke Keeler Reckons He'd 'Smash' Conor McGregor In Potential Boxing Match
Sure, McGregor only called Keeler to argue the toss about comments he'd had made about an incident in a Dublin pub that allegedly involved McGregor, but it's exciting news nonetheless.
A video recently emerged that shows a man - alleged to be McGregor - punching another man in the face in the Marble Arch pub in the Irish capital.
Speaking about that video, WBO European Champion Keeler tweeted: "Sad to see @TheNotoriousMMA stoop so low, did the same to a friend of mine couple of years ago and still walking around acting the gangster, I'd be happy to put him in his place if he had the balls to step in a ring again?"
Well, it looks as if 'The Notorious' is up for the scrap too.
Speaking to LADbible, Keeler said: "It [the phone call] was just a roaring match between us. I won't get into it too much, but he said that he would take the fight.
"I passed his phone number onto my manager and they've been talking to him and we're hoping to get it made.
"I'm away on holiday but I haven't heard back yet, I've left it with him.
"I'm not getting my hopes up too much, I'm close to a world title fight next year on Paddy's weekend [St Patrick's Day weekend], so I'm just gonna focus on my boxing but - Jesus - if the opportunity arrives I'll take it with both hands."
"It'd be a huge fight, a huge fight for Dublin because he's losing everyone's respect and a lot of people would pay to see him beaten.
"I'm not getting my hopes up, but look, it's a possibility. His ego is so big, and gets that much abuse at home in Dublin, you know? It's possible."
Big news, if the fight can be made.
As for the result, Keeler insists that he'd not just be showing up because it's a fight against one of the most recognisable fighters out there, but that he'd be showing up to win, and be confident of doing so.
He continued: "He's not a boxer. We actually boxed in the same boxing club, we're from the same sort of area.
"I'm progressing every fight and I know I'd smash him.
"I'd happily take a McGregor fight first [before the possible world title fight] and then go from there.
"It seems to be gathering legs so there is interest in it."
Let's hope that the fight can get made, then.
Keeler has a 17 - 2 - 1 record from his 20 fights to date. McGregor last fought and lost against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018. He lost his only professional boxing match to date against Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
LADbible has contacted McGregor's management company for a comment.
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