Undefeated Mexican, Eduardo Ramirez is next up for Lee Selby (25-1) it has been confirmed. Selby makes his return to the ring on December 9th in a co-feature alongside fellow Briton, James DeGale.
“Ramirez is a very good unbeaten fighter and he comes from a good stable,” Selby started by saying.
Touching on his adversary’s team Selby was very complimentary; “He’s trained by Fernando Montiel’s brother, Fernando was a former challenger of mine and his brother is a very experienced coach.”
“He has a decent ranking with the IBF and you don’t get there by accident, he’s worked his way into the mix and he’s going to give me a tough test. He’s a southpaw which is another challenge for myself.” Selby added when evaluating the challenges he will face on December 9th.
Selby also talked about the magnitude a loss would have on his career, given his plans to take on more lucrative opposition in 2018. “There’s a lot of pressure on this fight, one loss will mess up my whole career.”
There’s massive fights to be made against Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton next year so it’s vital that I come through this fight.
— lee selby (@leeselby126) November 10, 2017
“This show has everything, you have two of the best technical boxers in the country in myself and DeGale, and then you have two of the best prospects in the country in Yarde and Dubois. I’m proud and honoured to be a part of this bill,” Selby concluded on a final note.