Scotland-based Maltese Steve Martin is so seething after Danny ‘Cassius’ Connor called him out yesterday that he's prepared to take Planes, Trains and Automobiles in order to face him.
And his language was a little stronger than referring to Connor as a Dirty Rotten Scoundrel.
Following Connor’s loose and ready use of insulting language such as 'bruv' towards Martin, Connor’s Facebook page was allegedly 'inundated' with ‘strongly worded’ messages from Martin’s irate fans, whilst Martin’s 'overflowed' (is this right? - Ed.) with messages of support.
Things then got a little more heated as Martin and Connor, neither of whom are particularly well known, even in boxing circles, exchanged insults on the social media network.
“Bring it on Connor, I love to shut big mouths like yours, that are only good for trash talking. I’ll fight you in the ring, outside the ring, f**k even in one of those poxy phone boxes, you Brits like so much.
"You say you’ll come to my lovely Island to take what’s mine, I just hope you can walk the walk, ‘cause after all the crap you’ve spouted, I’m gonna beat you up so bad that you’re gonna leave my backyard in a body bag. (Steady on, old chap - Ed.)
"So if you don’t have the balls to back it up, do us all a favour ‘Bruv’, shut the f**k up.”
Insults in Malta are quite clearly Cheaper By The Dozen.