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Micah Richards Ranks Himself ABOVE Roy Keane As The Toughest Pundit At Sky Sports

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Micah Richards Ranks Himself ABOVE Roy Keane As The Toughest Pundit At Sky Sports

Micah Richards claims he is the toughest pundit at Sky Sports, just ahead of notorious hardman Roy Keane.

Appearing on Sky's A League Of Their Own, Richards was asked to rank his colleagues when it came to their ability in the boxing ring.

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"Well Souey (Graeme Souness) would be bottom because he's the oldest," the former Manchester City defender explained.

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However, Jamie Redknapp, a team captain on the panel show, was quick to interrupt.

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"I don't agree with you... Souey would ruin Gary Neville. Souey can fight, Souey is tough."

Richards agreed, labelling the former Manchester United defender 'a weasel'.

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"Yes of course! Gary Neville the weasel," the ex-Manchester City player continued. "Of course it's Gary Neville.

Gary Neville: sixth. Souey fith. Jamie fourth."

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Redknapp was adamant that he could take on former Liverpool teammate Jamie Carragher but Richards dismissed the suggestion, placing him third behind Roy Keane and then himself.

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Richards may want to keep his rankings to himself, as Keane admitted in a recent interview that he boxed from time to time during his playing days.

"When I grew up boxing, hurling, football and soccer is all you do," Keane told Gary Neville in a recent interview on The Overlap YouTube channel. "Just to keep busy and pass an evening.

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I liked the boxing at United, it's more the training that I enjoyed. I didn't have like fifty amateur fights, I only had like three or four, but when training sessions started clashing I decided I wanted to stick with soccer. I enjoyed it because it's like a discipline and it is something different."

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A few former footballers have tried to enter the ring, including BT Sport's Rio Ferdinand, whose application for a licence was rejected by the British Boxing Board of Control in 2018.

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When asked whether he would fancy following suit, Richards said he is tempted and says a bout with Ferdinand could be on the cards.

"I have been working on it a little bit," the 33 year old admitted. "But (my) technique's a little off, right knee is not great. I'm trying to train, just for fitness.

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Well, I would have a fight against Rio, yes. He thinks he's a big man doesn't he Rio?'

Richards and his fellow pundits at Sky return to our screens next Saturday night, as Chelsea take on Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Topics: Boxing, Sky Sports

James Aldred
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