Carl Frampton cuts Steve Bunce off after repeatedly calling Michael Conlon British
"You have already went to a meme level there calling Mick a Brit."
Carl Frampton hilariously had to stop Steve Bunce in his tracks for repeatedly referring to Michael Conlon as a 'British fighter' before the Irishman took to the ring for his world title fight.
The ring walk for Conlan's title fight against Luis Alberto Lopez was postponed for more than half an hour as the medical team was needed to treat a fighter on the undercard.
With the BT Sports pundits scrambling to fill the extra time, Bunce was stating an interesting stat that out of the last 18 World title fights at featherweight, 14 of them were contested by British fighters.
The boxing guru continued to say that Conlan could continue this trend, before Frampton had to cut him off mid-flow.
"This is our division, this is a British division," continued Bunce completely unaware.
"Mick has got this, he could make it 28 with 10 defences here."
Frampton had just about enough at this stage and put the pundit out of his misery.
"You have already went to a meme level there calling Mick a Brit," laughed the former world champion.
"That's blown my chances of being invited to the after party," added Bunce.
Can't wait for @bigdaddybunce to go out in Belfast tonight and have a load of ones give him an oul lesson about the Good Friday Agreement (25 years yeno!!)@RealCFrampton's face 😂 a true diplomat 🥊 #LopezConlan pic.twitter.com/2tJ7Fdjm3v
— Niamh Campbell (@niamh_journo) May 27, 2023
Conlan is of course from Belfast but very much identifies himself as Irish, often sporting the tri-colour during his ring walks, and given the political landscape of his city, it can be a touchy subject.
In the west of Belfast, where the pugilist is from, the area is very much an Irish stronghold, sitting on the green, white and orange side of the divide.
Of course this isn't the first time that the English have tried to claim an Irishman as their own, and it won't be the last.
This slip of the tongue was the least of Conlan's worries however as the Belfast man was stopped in the fifth round by the heavy hitting Mexican.
Conlan has now lost two world title fights, and it will take a lot for the Irishman to come back from this.
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