Martin Shkreli thinks he can take “Captain America” star Chris Evans in a fight with a “couple of f—in roundhouses.”
The hated pharmaceutical executive challenged the buff actor — best known for beating up bad guys on the big screen for Marvel — to come to Brooklyn to duke it out after Evans tweeted about Shkreli’s Twitter feud with Patton Oswalt.
Evans has not yet responded.
Shkreli’s feud with Oswalt started when the comedian tweeted about the #TrumpCantSwim hashtag. Shkreli, who endorsed Trump, tweeted at Oswalt, “who are you again?” And things escalated from there. After it became clear Shkreli thought Oswalt was Kevin James, Oswalt declared victory.
In 2011, Shkreli founded Retrophin which acquired old, neglected drugs with the intent of raising their prices substantially. The New York Times reported that Retrophin raised the price for Thiola, a pill used to treat a disease that causes kidney stones, from $1.50 to $30 a pill. He also infamously raised the price of an HIV drug from $13.50 to $750 per pill.
Last December, he was arrested on fraud charges. In the same month, Shkreli bought a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album titled “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.” While it’s not known exactly how much Shkreli paid for the album, Bloomberg reported that he shelled out $2 million for the privilege of owning the only copy of the album that will ever be produced.