TwitterFacebook

Part 1 of 3 | Lee Selby isn’t worried about Josh Warrington

James Tonks

I am the owner of Ringnews24 and the KO Boxing Forum. I love watching and talking boxing with fans, and members can find me on Ringnews24’s KO Boxing Forum. I enjoy interviewing boxers and watching old, new and classic fights.

Follow James Tonks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Lee Selby will put his IBF World Featherweight Title on the line against underdog, Josh Warrington on May 19th.

Selby first fought for the IBF belt against Evgeny Gradovich in 2015. The score cards read Adalaide Byrd 72-80, Dave Parris , 73-79 Craig Smith 73-79 in Selbys Favour and he was crowned IBF champion.

Since an early setback in his fifth fight of his career against Samir Mouneimne, Selby has won a total of 22 fights in a row and picked up the BBBofC Welsh Area Featherweight Title, BBBofC Celtic Featherweight Title, BBBofC British Featherweight Title, Commonwealth (British Empire) Featherweight Title, WBC International Featherweight Title and the IBF World Featherweight Title along the way.

See Also

Selby has defended his title five times and will be looking to continue this against Warrington. Failure to do so would be a major setback in his career as huge pay days lay ahead for the Welshman.

Warrington is yet to taste defeat in his career and has beaten everyone he has faced in 26 of his fights. He will be looking to win the IBF title to push his career onto the next level, and victory against Selby would do that.

After a tough 2017 which saw the passing of his mother and grandfather inside a week, Selby was happy with his boxing career. He told Ringnews24.com:

“It hasn’t been too bad; I had three fights two world title defences. Made good dough and going into 2018 I’m still word champion – so it hasn’t been too bad.

Facing an undefeated fighter isn’t something new to Selby:

“This is the seventh or eighth undefeated fighter I’ve beat – he’s no different to any other.

“I don’t know many fighters who have beaten so many undefeated fighters. There can’t be many because I’ve beaten a lot of them.”

Selby didn’t think much of Warrington when asked to sum up his opponent:

“Decent work rate, decent hand speed – that’s about it.”

Fighting away from home in front of a hostile crowd doesn’t faze Selby. He added:

“Doesn’t bother me one bit, not one bit – it’s a fight at the end of the day.”

Josh Warrington said in a press release “He [Selby] thinks he’s a banger when he’s not. He puts far too much into his punches and then fades.” Selby replied:  “At 9 stone, I’m not a banger, but walking about now if I hit him on the chin I knock him spark out.”

Warrington also added “[Selby] is very busy for six rounds, snatches the early rounds, then protects the lead” when asked if it was a fair comment Selby commented, “No, it isn’t. Every fight I’ve won on points, I’ve won a unanimous decision not a majority. I’ve not had a majority decision as a professional. It can’t be right can it?”

The majority of both fighters fights have gone to the scorecards, would this be any different?

“I’m not sure. I’m not one for predicting fights, but when the final bell goes my hand will be raised.”

Part 2 coming soon…

Read more articles about: ,

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Sergey Lipinets and Custio Clayton open to rematch after thrilling…

Sergey Lipinets and Custio Clayton open to rematch after thrilling draw

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets 16-1-1 (12) and late replacement Custio Clayton 18-0-1 (12) both accepted the result of their 12-round majority draw at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night. The…

Dave Allen to face the mysterious Christopher Lovejoy

Dave Allen to face the mysterious Christopher Lovejoy

Fan favourite Dave ‘The White Rhino’ Allen 18-5-2 (15) will face late replacement Christopher ‘Pretty Boy’ Lovejoy 19-0 (19) on the undercard of the heavyweight blockbuster between Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London…

Mario Barrios out to steal the show against Ryan Karl…

Mario Barrios out to steal the show against Ryan Karl on Santa Cruz-Tank Davis undercard

WBA ‘regular’ junior welterweight champion Mario ‘El Azteca’ Barrios 25-0 (16) is looking forward to fighting in front of his hometown fans when he takes on Ryan ‘Cowboy’ Karl 18-2 (12) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on October 31. The fig…

Dereck Chisora demands third fight with Tyson Fury

Dereck Chisora demands third fight with Tyson Fury

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora believes a win over Oleksandr Usyk will lead to a third shot at Tyson Fury – providing the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ lives up to his word. Chisora 32-9 (23) faces former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk 17-0 (13) at…

Dereck Chisora promises to give Oleksandr Usyk "the fright of…

Dereck Chisora promises to give Oleksandr Usyk

Heavyweight gatekeeper Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) has promised to give Oleksandr Usyk 17-0 (13) “the fight of his life” when they meet at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London on October 31. Ukrainian southpaw Usyk, 33, will be having just his second fig…

Billy Joe Saunders set to defend WBO belt against Martin…

Billy Joe Saunders set to defend WBO belt against Martin Murray in Wembley on Dec 4

WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders 29-0 (14) will make the second defence of his title against former world title challenger Martin Murray 39-5-1 (17) at The SSE Arena in Wembley, London on December 4. The 31-year-old Hatfield sout…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US