The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness thinks Max George could beat One Direction’s Zayn Malik – talks Rita Ora, Justin Bieber collaborations

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The Wanted just keep on going and instead of putting their feud with One Direction behind them, they are still talking about their desire to beat their rival boyband stars….and not in the charts.

Max George recently challenged the members of the X Factor band to a boxing match, so that they could sort out their differences and work out their bad feelings for one another in the ring, but Zayn Malik later claimed that Max refused to put his money where his mouth was and set a date.

Now Jay McGuiness has waded in on the spat and despite recently trying to call a truce with the Little Things singers, he’s now insisted that his bandmate could definitely beat Zayn in a physical fight.

The bands are currently on different continents, as One Direction continue with the American leg of their Take Me Home world tour and The Wanted were in London at the weekend for the Capital FM Summertime Ball.

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Speaking to The Mirror Jay claimed that if the fight ever does happen though, his pal would win hands down. He said:

“We’re not friends with One Direction. We don’t hang out or anything. I reckon Max would win in a fight with Zayn. He’s got good fighting skills and he doesn’t bruise very easily. I’ve seen Max in action disagreeing with a taxi driver.”

However Jay didn’t want to get into the issue any further and insisted:

“I don’t worry about fighting with One Direction, I’m trying to keep a dignified silence, like the Queen. She says ‘Never deny and never confirm’.”

Meanwhile, Tom Parker has revealed that The Wanted’s next album will feature some pretty major music stars.

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The boyband have been working on their follow up to 2011 debut album ‘Battleground’ for what seems like forever, but it’s finally taking shape and Tom revealed that Justin Bieber and Rita Ora will both be featured in new track. He said:

“Dr Luke, Rita Ora, Nasri who does a lot of Bieber’s stuff [and] Justin himself. [Nathan Sykes is] back so yeah I think it’s gonna be our best album yet and hopefully there’ll be a couple of surprise collabs there as well.”

The band’s most recent single was titled ‘Walks Like Rihanna’ and Parker revealed that the Barbadian star loved the track. He said:

“We met her manager in New York and he said that he really liked it and that she really liked it which is always a good sign ‘cos if she hated it we’d be in a pretty bad place.”

What do you think of this whole thing boyband fans? Leave your comments below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!