Lee Selby’s mother passed away on Tuesday evening but despite the tragic news, Selby will fight this Saturday against Jonathan Victor Barros.

Selby (24-1) will defend his IBF World featherweight title in a situation that would leave many fighters doubting about taking part in a fight.

“Lee and the team have made the decision that they will proceed with the contest on Saturday,” commented Selby’s manager, Jamie Sanigar.

The IBF champion is taking a professional approach in a difficult situation.

“Lee is a brave young man and he’s here to do a job on Saturday,” summarised the manager.