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Pete Doherty challenges Liam Gallagher to charity boxing match: "He needs a slap"


The Libertines frontman Pete Doherty has jokingly suggested that he would like to face former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher in the ring for a charity boxing match.

In what would surely be a flimsy battle of indie rockers windmilling across the canvas, Doherty made the suggestion after it was revealed Gallagher had ‘stolen’ his former guitarist Drew McConnell.

When asked about his feelings on the guitarist transfer as part of Phil Taggart’s Slacker Podcast, Doherty replied: “I think we should have a sponsored boxing match and the loser gets Drew.”

Taggart, in response, reminded Doherty of Gallagher’s fitness regime after it was revealed the former Oasis man has taken up a regimented morning jogging routine. Doherty, undeterred, replied with a bit of fire in his belly: “Listen, I weigh him in mate, I weigh him in,” amid laughter.

Doherty continued: “We would make a fortune for ourselves and for good causes,” he said, before jokingly adding: “I’d have to find myself a sparring partner. Where am I gonna find a Mancunian with size three feet to spar with?”

Doherty then began to reminisce about a time when Liam Gallagher called him out on stage, explaining: “I’m not sat here giving it the biggun’. Nine out of 10 of my friends laugh at me when I tell them this, but at the V Festival there was a big cock in the crowd, and he said to the crowd ‘glad to see Pete Doherty could make it today,’ so I owe him one.”

He added: “He needs a slap.”