Robbie Williams challenges Liam Gallagher to a charity boxing match

Robbie Williams challenges Liam Gallagher to a charity boxing match

Robbie Williams has revealed he wants to fight Liam Gallagher to help raise money for the NHS.

Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams

The Let Me Entertain You hitmaker, 46, has been locked in a feud with the former Oasis frontman, 47, for years and asked him to get in the ring for a good cause on Wednesday.

Two decades after he first challenged the rocker to a boxing match, Robbie revealed he was inspired by the fight between YouTubers Logan Paul and KSI last year for the request as Liam is the only person he ‘dislikes’ enough to want to train to fight.

Of his reasoning, he said: ‘I still want to fight. There’s a lot of things I want to experience. I saw KSI and Logan Paul fight and just thought, ‘That looks amazing.’

‘I don’t dislike anybody enough to train for those 10 weeks and give it my all apart from Liam. The offer still stands, I’m available, let’s do it for the NHS.’

Robbie went on to brand Liam an ‘archetypal schoolboy bully’ and admitted he puts all his frustrations with other people onto the Once hitmaker.

‘Anybody that’s ever bullied me at all, I forget about them and put it all on to one person and that’s Liam,’ he continued. ‘And that’s why I want to fight him in the ring.’

The singer first challenged Liam to a televised boxing match during the 2000 Brit Awards with a £100,000 bet on the table. 

Last October, Robbie suggested the pair go head to head in a ‘professional’ boxing match, but retracted his statements the following month when his wife Ayda Field called the idea ’embarrassing’.

Ayda told Robbie: ‘I think it is embarrassing. You are 45, man. You’re going to go in a ring and smack each other? It’s just lame.

‘First of all, neither one of you are at your top, peak form. You are not in your twenties, I hate to break it to you. You are both peppered at this point. 

“Your back’s going to go out, your knees are going to buckle. I am going to have to bring you back from the dead after this. I don’t understand it.

‘I am going to knock the hate out, so you feel no need, to the point where you might even send Liam Gallagher a Christmas card. We’re going to melt the ice off that snowman.’

Robbie eventually agreed with his wife, and said he would instead try to bring some ‘joy’ to the ‘Shockwave’ singer, especially with Christmas approaching at the time.

He said: ‘This is the festive season of giving and joy to all men, even Liam Gallagher. Thank God we have steered this tanker around to where we should be.’

In March, Robbie reignited his feud with Liam by calling him a ‘d***head’ after praising him for being ‘incredible and iconic’ in an interview with The Sun.

He blasted: ‘He’s an incredible singer — proper rock and roller. The world’s a better place for him being in it. He’s iconic.

‘Sometimes you have to separate the art from the d***head. And I can do that.’

Robbie’s playful dig is the latest in a lengthy feud between the two stars which dates back two decades, but they did start off as firm friends, having partied together with the Oasis star’s brother Noel at Glastonbury in 1995.

Robbie then famously fell out with the brothers, after Noel, 50, described him as ‘that fat dancer from Take That.’ 


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