AN IRISH BOXER has claimed that he would 'UFC star 'slaughter Conor McGregor in a boxing match.

Gary 'Spike' O'Sullivan, who is one of Ireland's most recognised boxers will face off against Erislandy Lara this weekend in the World Boxing Association (WBA) ‘regular’ belt in the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.

McGregor, known for his UFC fights, once fought Flyod Mayweather in a super-welterweight fight back in 2017. 

The Dubliner lost the fight, but has returned to the cage since then losing three of his four fights. 

O'Sullivan was asked about fighting McGregor and said that the Crumlin native wouldn't even take the invitation, if offered the chance to. 

Speaking in an interview for the Irish Mirror with famed football manager Roddy Collins, Collins asked the 37-year-old what what would happen if McGregor did in fact call him out

He wouldn’t. Not a hope. He wouldn’t fight me at all. No chance. 100 percent. Not a hope in hell. I would slaughter him. He just wouldn’t be in the same league in a boxing match, said O' Suillvan.

He was also asked if he thought he'd never make it and responded by going into detail about his money problems early in his career. 

"I remember my lowest point. My in-laws were out for a few pints and my missus urged me to go out, he added.

I said, no, my stomach’s not feeling the best. But the real reason I didn’t want to go was that I had seven cents. That’s all I had in my pocket. Swear to God." 

The fight night between O' Sullivan and Lara will begin on Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.