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Ready to rumble Comic Sir Stevo Timothy challenges Conor McGregor to 'fight in wheelchair' for charity

'It may seem like a completely lunatic move but as usual there's method in the madness'

Sir Stevo Timothy is hoping that Conor McGregor will get in the ring with him after the MMA star made a generous €10,000 donation to a charity boxing extravaganza the comedian is organising. 

The popular comic is hosting the August event in Galway - with himself on the main card facing off against Olympic champion Paddy Barnes.

After fellow comic Al Foran was added to the undercard, McGregor tweeted that he’d fight the “imposter” who had been doing terrible impressions of him for years.


Al Foran. Photo: Twitter

Al Foran. Photo: Twitter

Al Foran. Photo: Twitter

Galway funny man Sir Stevo said he is now hoping the €20,000 fundraising target set on a GoFundMe page will be knocked out of the ring today after McGregor’s generous donation and his support for the event.

“Yeah it’s crazy stuff,” Sir Stevo said. “Conor donated €10 grand so I want to break the €20 today. I’d be happy with that.”

Asked about the likelihood of the Notorious actually getting in the ring with Foran, Sir Stevo said: “I don’t know, but he’s very spontaneous.

"The very fact that he fact he donated and that he is regularly tweeting about it shows that he's keeping an eye on it.

“But even if he came down that would be something else.

"And if he did, I’d be happy to get in the ring with him.

"I wouldn’t be intimidated at all, he would probably break my face but he’s not going to batter me, is he?

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"I mean, it would look bad for him.

"But something like that would be incredible for wheelchair sports, with him sitting in the wheelchair and me in the wheelchair in the ring.”

Wheelchair user Sir Stevo did a charity cycle last year that raised over €63,000, “despite having incomplete paraplegia”.


Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

“This time around it's even more extreme,” he says on his GoFundMe page that was set up to raise money for think Irish Wheelchair Association fundraiser due to take place on August 28 in the Clayton Hotel in Galway.

“Myself and Paddy Barnes are planning to do something that as far as I know has never been done before.

"An Olympic Winner versus a completely amateur wheelchair user. Paddy is going to get into a wheelchair for a charity fight with me.

“It may seem like a completely lunatic move but as usual there's method in the madness.

"For Paddy, it'll be an opportunity to experience what it's like in a wheelchair albeit if only for a short time.

"It'll give me the opportunity to prove that wheelchair users can do anything they set their minds to and to break the stereotype of the wheelchair user as helpless and deserving of pity.”

Sir Stevo revealed that he organises similar events in memory of his mother who was a wheelchair user.


Cheeky comic Sir Stevo

Cheeky comic Sir Stevo

Cheeky comic Sir Stevo

Stevo added: “I like to kinda keep her memory alive through things like this. I’ve met Conor before and we've talked a few times and at the level of famous he’s at you can retweet things and it brings a massive focus on it.

“But if he’s reading this today on sundayworld.com I’d say, give me a shout Conor and let’s make it happen. It would be brilliant.

"If he wants to fight Al or if he wants to fight me or just come down, let’s do it.

"He could fight us all at the same time, if he wants. He'd probably bate us though. He'd punch me and I'd fly into Al and Paddy would end up at the bottom of a pile up.”

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