Conor McGregor 'Agrees' To Face Irish Boxer After Twitter Call Out
Conor McGregor has 'agreed' to a boxing fight, according to his would be opponent Luke Keeler. The reported agreement came from an angry phone call after a Twitter exchange.
UFC superstar McGregor hasn't fought since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov and WBO European middleweight champion Luke Keeler has claimed that he has a verbal agreement to fight his fellow Irishman in a boxing contest.
Speaking to Irishboxing.com Keeler revealed that the 31-year-old had agreed over the phone to fight him, saying, "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."
The issue started when Keeler retweeted an article about the former UFC two weight champion punching an old-man, with the boxer saying he'd 'put McGregor in his place.'
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 ?? https://t.co/SSnAoQmr4K- Coolhand Luke (@luke_keeler) August 15, 2019
The 32-year-old boxer, whose only two losses came against Tom Doran, continued to explain that he is confident enough that fight will get made, adding, "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."
It wouldn't be McGregor's first foray into boxing with the former flyweight and lightweight UFC champion having moved from the octagon to the squared circle to face Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
He has recently completed a ban, which he received following his fight with Nurmagomedov, but there is no confirmed plans for his next UFC fight.
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