Ex-boxer affords to coach Roy Keane for Jason McAteer battle with ‘sneaky elbows’
Keane, 52, made many enemies over the course of his profession, however certainly one of his greatest was a participant he shared the dressing room with for the Republic of Ireland. Despite taking part in for a similar nation, Keane infamously elbowed McAteer throughout a Premier League conflict towards Sunderland all the way in which again in 2002.
After the Irishman mentioned he “deserved” the elbow in a current interview, McAteer, 52, furiously responded to the now soccer pundit with an explosive tweet. The ex-midfielder additionally just lately laughed he would love the chance to smack the ex-United skipper within the ring. If the pair do at some point battle., former boxing skilled Gary O’Sullivan mentioned he can be in Keane’s nook.
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He took to X, previously referred to as Twitter and wrote: “I’ll gladly train Keano for this. I’m sure we’ll manage to batter McAteer and might even squeeze a sneaky elbow or two in there before Keano delivers the KO blow.”
O’Sullivan fought professionally between 2008 and 2022, together with towards the likes of Billy Joe-Saunders, Erislandy Lara, Chris Eubank Jr and Jose Medina. He retired final 12 months with a powerful report of 31 victories (21 by TKO) and solely 5 defeats.
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Like all good boxing rivalries, there’s an terrible lot of needle between Keane and McAteer. Not solely have the previous Ireland internationals not seen eye-to-eye for the final 20 years, the warmth between them has seemingly acquired hotter.
When requested if he was ever associates with McAteer, Keane informed the Overlap: “I wouldn’t go that far. Absolutely not, simply since you play with somebody doesn’t imply you’re mates.
“What used to get to me was players that shout their mouths off. I didn’t mind lads kicking me or booting me, honestly. But McAteer, as usual, had plenty to say for himself. I didn’t deserve to be sent off in that game, absolutely not. If you look back at it, I didn’t even catch him.”
As nicely as telling Keane to “bore off” on social media, McAteer mentioned in one other tv look he want to tackle Keane within the ring. “I’d rather him come in here now and we just go let bygones be bygones,” McAteer said to beINSports. “Or we can get in the ring for a million pound each and fight it out! Eddie, you watching?”