Selby: Warrington no match for me

Exciting times lie ahead for Lee Selby; with Carl Frampton and Josh Warrington under the Frank Warren banner going forwards, which will make for some very intriguing encounters in the featherweight division in the not too distant future. The IBF featherweight champion will make his return to the squared circle, in a co-feature with James DeGale against an opponent who is yet to be confirmed on December 9th at London’s Copperbox Arena.

Selby was first and foremost quick to stress if for any reason these great matchups cannot be made, fans should know not to point the finger at him for those failures; “If any of these big fights don’t happen it won’t be on my behalf. I’m ready to take on all-comers, that’s all I want to be involved in is big fights from now on!”

Selby then touched on a jam-packed card which will mark his return to the ring “We’ve got, what I believe, the two best boxers pound-for-pound [DeGale and Selby] in the UK headlining and the two best prospects in the country [Daniel Dubois and Anthony Yarde], big punchers, exciting. This show’s got everything,” Selby said in an exclusive with iFL TV when breaking down the night’s festivities.

Selby also touched on the final IBF eliminator bout where Warrington cemented his position as the mandatory challenger to his title and he was fairly dismissive of Warrington’s stoppage of Dennis Ceylan in the 10th round. “I wasn’t impressed. I was impressed with how terrible Dennis Ceylan was. Warrington’s a good fighter, not brilliant, but good. He does everything well; Styles make fights and my style wins 10 out of 10 times.

“Now [Warrington’s] got his chance, let’s see what he’s made of! I’ll take care of business early next year,” Selby said in his typical bullish fashion, very confident in his chances.


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