'Bagel Boss Guy' to battle Lenny Dykstra in Atlantic City

Viral sensation “Bagel Boss Guy,” also known as Chris Morgan, is going from spouting off inside Long Island restaurants to getting in the boxing ring.

After repeatedly expressing a desire to face off against a celebrity in the squared circle, Morgan will get his wish in a September bout versus former Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City.

Adding to the mad-libs-ness of the fight, former “Jackass” star Bam Margera will serve as referee.

The fight was originally reported by TMZ.

“ITS ON!!!,” Morgan wrote, using poor punctuation, on Instagram Monday. “I have no doubts that I will knock this f---er out. Buy your tickets now!”

Morgan reportedly signed with fight promoter Damon Feldman’s Celebrity Boxing after his rant about being short and dating in the 21st century went viral. The two appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show last week to promote their partnership.

16 PHOTOS
Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra
See Gallery
Former MLB star Lenny Dykstra
1985: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the New York Mets bats during a game in the circa 1985 season. Dykstra played for the Mets from 1985-89. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1985: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game circa 1985 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Dykstra played for the Mets in 195-89. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - AUGUST 1986: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a home run in August 1986 in Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. (Photo by Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
BOSTON - OCTOBER 1986: Outfielder Lenny Dykstra #4 of the New York Mets makes a throw to the infield during the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
1987: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the New York Mets stands on the sideline during a game in the 1987 season. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - JUNE 1988: Outfielders Lenny Dykstra #4 and Darryl Strawberry #18 of the New York Mets sit in the dugout with pitcher Dwight Gooden (C) during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in June 1988 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 1989: Lenny Dykstra of the New York Mets takes batting practice before a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants played during August, 1989 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
1989: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies stands on the field during a game in the circa 1989 season. Dykstra played for the Phillies 1989-96 (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Outfielder Lenny Dykstra of the Philadelphia Phillies fields a ball during a game.
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA - 1991: Lenny Dykstra of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait before a major league baseball spring training game in Clearwater, Florida prior to the 1991 season. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
29 Apr 1993: Outfielder Lenny Dykstra of the Philadelphia Phillies stands on the field during a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 19: Lenny Dykstra #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats during Game three of the 1993 World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Veterans Stadium on October 19, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blue Jays defeated the Phillies 10-3. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 444 -- Pictured: (l-r) Baseball player Lenny Dykstra during an interview with host Jay Leno on April 25, 1994 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
7 Mar 1998: Outfielder Lenny Dykstra of the Philadelphia Phillies in action during a spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds at the Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport
Lenny Dykstra poses for a portrait in the penthouse apartment he is renting. The man professional baseball once dubbed 'Nails' for his never�give�up, take�no�prisoners approach to play, is gray�haired and grizzled looking these days. His fortune is gone and the multi�million dollar Thousand Oaks mansion he bought from Wayne Gretzky at the height of the last housing boom is trapped in a messy personal bankruptcy. But much like his days as a professional athlete, Dykstra is not going down softly or quietly. He is facing off against a host of creditors who say he owes them millions. He has accused the trustee in his bankruptcy case of fraud. And perhaps most boldly, he is asking the court to pursue claims against Wall Street titan JP Morgan Chase, saying he was defrauded by a mortgage broker into taking out a 'predatory' home loan when he bought the Gretzky mansion in the summer of 2007. (Photo by Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 19: Lenny Dykstra attends the 69th Annual Artists and Writers Softball Game at Herrick Park on August 19, 2017 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Dykstra –– who helped the Mets win the 1986 World Series in a 13-year career with the Mets and Phillies –– reacted to Morgan’s original viral video in a July Twitter post.

Dykstra was recently cleared of both making a terroristic threat and drug charges after he mimicked pointing a gun at his Uber driver who dropped him off at a police station. After a search, police found what they suspected was marijuana, a glass pipe, a straw with suspected cocaine residue, a vial of suspected cocaine and two pills suspected to be MDMA in Dykstra’s bag.

A judge later threw out the search and Dykstra pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and paid a $125 fine.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.