Conor McGregor calls out KSI for bare-knuckle boxing fight in ring after Anthony Joshua’s win over Robert Helenius

CONOR MCGREGOR called out KSI for a bare-knuckle boxing fight after Anthony Joshua’s win over Robert Helenius last night.

The Irishman was sat ringside as AJ defeated the Finn via seventh-round knockout.

After the bout, McGregor took to the ring and grabbed the mic to address the sold out 02 Arena.

The Notorious was complimentary of both men – but less so of KSI.

McGregor, 35, said: “Greatness don’t rush.

Joshua took his time, he landed a big heavy shot, I’m just happy Helenius got up.

“The fans should be grateful for the Finnish coming in, last minute replacement, no fear he gave a great performance, did himself proud and his team and I’m happy to see him get up.

“Big congrats to AJ, big congrats to Eddie [Hearn], big congrats Forged Irish Stout, and I know your man KSI is in the crowd and he couldn’t box eggs if he worked in an egg boxing factory.

“So if he wants to get in here I’ll give him a final yoke, bare-knuckle if you want!”

McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout sponsored last night’s fight.

Responding to McGregor’s call out on social media, KSI mocked the former UFC champion’s beverage.

He wrote: “Good KO from AJ, shame Connor got him to drink that filth kmt [kiss my teeth]. Lmao [Laughing my a** off] just seen this.

Jake Paul must be crying that I’ve got Connor on my d*** already and I didn’t even have to fight an MMA fighter.”

KSI, 30, is due to return to the ring against Jake Paul’s conqueror Tommy Fury in Manchester on October 14.

McGregor, meanwhile, is still due to fight Michael Chandler when he finally returns to the UFC octagon.

A date is yet to materialise, however, with McGregor still yet to return to the USADA testing pool.

After last night’s fight, McGregor was accused of trying to steal the limelight.

One fan wrote on social media: “He tried his best to make this whole show about him. It’s always the Conor McGregor show.”

While another added: “Conor McGregor in the front row of the AJ fight shadow boxing hahahaha absolute lemon.”

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