TwitterFacebook

Lee Selby: Elland Road doesn’t faze me; Josh Warrington: This is my destiny

Press Release

The article that you're about to read is an official announcement issued to Ring News 24 to publish as a press release.

KO Boxing Forum

IBF World Featherweight Champion Lee Selby and Mandatory Challenger Josh Warrington came face-to-face at a press conference at Elland Road today ahead of their all-British blockbuster World Title showdown on Saturday 19th May, to be shown live on BT Sport and BoxNation.

Below are a selection of quotes from both fighters and Promoter Frank Warren.

Lee Selby, current IBF World Featherweight Champion:

See Also

“Coming here (Elland Road) doesn’t faze me in the slightest. If you’re banking on me falling apart before the first bell goes then you have another thing coming. I think it’s a great fight, Josh Warrington has done everything that has been asked of him. This time he actually has the chance to win one of my titles rather than buy it off me. I’m the Champion and no one has given me anything. His fans won’t be in the ring with him on the night. If Josh comes steaming out with all of his fans behind him then I’ll just box his head off.

“He kept calling me out time after time after all of my fights, and then he turned the fight down when it was offered to him. It won’t be easy, no fight is easy. It’ll be a tough fight like all of the rest of them but I believe that my class will show on the night. I’ve been the away fighter many times before and I’ll thrive off it again in May.”

Josh Warrington, IBF Mandatory Challenger:

“This is my destiny. Two years ago Lee said that I’d never get another opportunity to fight for a World Title but I’m here, I won my Eliminator. You can’t mess with destiny. This is just meant to be. On May 19th I know there’s going to be a few things; there’s going to be a royal wedding, there’s going to be an FA Cup final and Leeds’ are going to have their first World Champion.

“This is a chance for my fans to make a few quid. I’ve been the underdog before and it doesn’t faze me one bit. Lee is not the big be all and end all superstar that he thinks he is. He’s been shaky in all of his defences and he won’t be making another one after May 19th.

Frank Warren:

“This is a fight that we have been working very hard to put together for a while. Josh signed with me a while ago and he’s one of the best fighters I have had the pleasure of working with. We have a great World Champion here in Lee Selby, he’s showed a lot of balls accepting this fight here in Josh’s backyard and in front of his fanatical Leeds supporter. We have got all of the ingredients for a fantastic fight on May 19th here at the home of Leeds United. Josh had to go through an Eliminator to get himself into the number one spot, he has forced the issue.

“The Featherweight division is one of the most exciting weight classes at the moment, not only in the UK but the World. Over in Belfast Frampton has a tough fight against former four-weight World Champion Nonito Donaire, the winner on May 19th may well find themselves taking him on next.”

Read more articles about: ,
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Disgraced drug cheat Jarrell Miller is an attempted murderer, according…

Disgraced drug cheat Jarrell Miller is an attempted murderer, according to Bob Arum

Drug cheat Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller 23-0-1 (20) should be considered an attempted murderer, according to promoter Bob Arum. The Top Rank boss is furious with the heavyweight for his second failed drugs test in little more than a year. Miller w…

Vergil Ortiz Jr wants Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr, says…

Vergil Ortiz Jr wants Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr, says Manny Pacquiao fight unlikely to happen

Fast-rising welterweight knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr 15-0 (15) is ready to test his mettle against any of the top 147-pounders after his fight against seasoned campaigner Samuel Vargas 31-5-2 (14) later this month. The destructive 22-year-old …

Callum Smith and John Ryder on the shortlist to face…

Callum Smith and John Ryder on the shortlist to face Canelo Alvarez in September

World middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez 53-1-2 (36) could face either Callum Smith 27-0 (19) or John Ryder 28-5 (16) in his next fight, according to Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez. WBA super middleweight champion Smith succes…

Devin Haney claims Vasiliy Lomachenko ducked him, calls out the…

Devin Haney claims Vasiliy Lomachenko ducked him, calls out the big names

WBC lightweight champion Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney 24-0 (15) has put the big names on notice as he awaits news of his next assignment. The 21-year-old from San Francisco who fights out of Las Vegas paid respect to unified lightweight champion Vasili…

Andy Ruiz Jr and Chris Arreola in deep discussions for…

Andy Ruiz Jr and Chris Arreola in deep discussions for all-action heavyweight scrap

Former unified heavyweight champion Andy ‘The Destroyer’ Ruiz Jr 33-2 (22) is in negotiations to face former three-time world title challenger Chris ‘The Nightmare’ Arreola 38-6-1 (33). The 30-year-old Mexican-American is on the comeback trail aft…

Carlos Takam outpoints Jerry Forrest, wants Tyson Fury, Oscar Rivas

Carlos Takam outpoints Jerry Forrest, wants Tyson Fury, Oscar Rivas

Heavyweight Carlos Takam 39-5-1 (28) overcame a less than perfect preparation to outpoint Jerry ‘Slugger’ Forrest 26-4 (20) at ‘The Bubble’ at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday night. The 39-year-old stepped in as a late replacement a…

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