Selby-Kambosos booked for Usyk-Chisora undercard

Lee Selby’s IBF lightweight title eliminator against dangerous Australian George Kambosos Jr. has finally found a home on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Derek Chisora on October 31.

The duo were supposed to meet in Cardiff in May before the intervention of the Covid-19 Pandemic and a new date has been shrouded in uncertainty during these challenging times. 

Former IBF featherweight king Selby (28-2, 9 KOs) was last in action in October 2019 when he pipped three-weight champion Ricky Burns via majority decision. A regular sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao, Kambosos (18-0, 10 KOs) defeated former world title holder Mickey Bey by split decision in his last outing at Madison Square Garden, New York, in December.

“I’m delighted that Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing have managed to get this fight on again,” said Selby. “I’m one step away from a shot at the IBF lightweight world title and my dream of becoming Wales’ first ever two-weight world champion [long-time WBO 168lbs champ Joe Calzaghe later won the lineal light-heavyweight crown].

“Kambosos is a hungry young fighter that I know will bring it all, but I’ve had some of my best performances against Australian boxers stopping both Corey McConnell and Joel Brunker in title fights and October 31 will be no different.”

Selby-Kambosos will be broadcast on live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US.