And Finally

The Wanted propose boxing match with One Direction

By | Published on Monday 3 June 2013

The Wanted

Aspiring UN peacekeeper Max George off of The Wanted says he is bored of bashing boy band rivals One Direction in media interviews and on Twitter, and would much rather invest his energies into, erm, bashing them in the head in a boxing ring.

Asked about his group’s 1D rivalry by the New York Post, George mused: “We would like a boxing match – them against us. It would be brilliant for TV. They’ve got twelve million followers on Twitter and I get that they have an army of kids. But instead of [slagging us off on Twitter], if they have got an issue, why don’t we actually do something financially – like make some money for a charity, and blow off some steam in a boxing ring. I don’t think there is a better idea”.

Of course when George says this boxing match would be “brilliant for TV”, he’s obviously thinking about what the 1D boys would get out of the proposition, because, as he astutely noted in March 2012, they are a “TV and children’s magazine based” group, while The Wanted are “more of a music band”. George doesn’t personally have any time for cheap telly projects. Other than maybe the new US reality series ‘The Wanted Life’ he was promoting in the Post interview.