WATCH: Angler captures crab vs stingray stoush off Dawesville Cut | video

Dirk Nienaber captured a rather tense exchange between a crab and a stingray off the Dawesville Cut.
Dirk Nienaber captured a rather tense exchange between a crab and a stingray off the Dawesville Cut.

Ali vs Frazier, Mayweather vs Pacquiao, Tyson vs Holmes - all monumental fights between champions that have gone down in history.

Well now you can add another bout to that list, thanks to Perth-based angler Dirk Nienaber capturing the almighty battle for the Dawesville Cut raged between a hungry crab and an even hungrier stingray.

Nienaber snapped the stoush between the two deep-sea warriors while crabbing off the coast of Dawesville last Tuesday, January 7.

Out for an afternoon crab, his first time off the Dawesville waters, the keen fisher attached his Go Pro to his crab net to catch a glimpse of the action on the ocean floor.

"I was a bit surprised when I took a look back at the footage," he said.

"I've been diving in the area before so I know just how many stingrays there are down there, but I kind of just expected the crab to back out of the net.

"It was a bit amusing to see him stick around and have a crack at the ray."