Boxing News At Five | Aug 19 2019

Boxing News at Five: Keeler wants boxing match against McGregor, Mayweather rules out fighting Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia

Luke Keeler wants to teach Conor McGregor another boxing lesson, and Floyd Mayweather has had enough of talking about a Manny Pacquiao rematch
Conor McGregor
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IT was hardly a fight on the tip of the fight fraternity’s tongue before the weekend, but Irishmen Conor McGregor and Luke Keeler could be set for a boxing match – if, that is, Keeler gets his wish.

The unlikely rivalry between McGregor and Keeler appears to go back a couple of years yet was reignited a few days ago when footage of the UFC champion whacking an old man in an Irish pub surfaced on social media and seemingly riled Keeler.

The video prompted a post from Keeler condemning McGregor’s actions and inferring it wasn’t the first time he had sucker-punched a member of the public. Needless to say, McGregor didn’t take too kindly to the pro boxer passing judgement on a public form.