Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lee Selby Will Defend The Crown on May 25th in Newport

Welsh star Lee Selby will return home for the first time in nearly a year on Friday 25th May to defend his British and Commonwealth Featherweight titles at the Newport Sports Centre.

The 25-year-old from Barry headlines an action packed card featuring Wales’ best young talent, televised live and exclusive on the New Home of Boxing BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

Selby won the titles in one of the biggest upsets of last year when he inflicted the first defeat to previously unbeaten Stephen Smith in Liverpool to take his titles with an eighth round stoppage.

He then successfully defended both titles last December at London’s York Hall against tough Scotsman John Simpson, stopping him in the fifth round.

A challenger for Selby will be announced shortly, but for now he is looking forward to fighting in front of a home crowd again.

“It’s great to be back in Wales and fighting in front of my fans again.  I’ve had two great wins on the road in England against Smith and then against Simpson so it’s fantastic that my fans will see me make the second defence of my titles,” Said Selby.

“Winning the British and Commonwealth belts and in the way that I won them against Smith when I wasn’t given a chance was a dream come true for me.  I’m keeping hold of these belts for as long, there is no way I’m letting them go,”

He added, “Boxing in Wales is in great shape at the moment with Nathan being world champion, plus Enzo winning the British title and also Kerry Hope capturing the European title, we’ve also got amazing talent coming through like Craig Evans, Lewis Rees, Liam Williams and Francis Robinson who are all on the undercard.”

Swansea super-middleweight Tobias Webb - nephew of new British Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Maccarinelli - goes in over eight-rounds as chief support on the undercard.

Red-hot unbeaten talents Craig Evans, Lewis Rees, Liam Williams and Francis Robinson are all action as they continue to build their careers.

Blackwood super-featherweight Evans and Tonypandy light-welter Rees both feature in six-round contests, while Ely light-welter Robinson - son of former WBO World Featherweight Champion Steve - and Clydach Vales’ Williams each feature in four-rounders.

Tickets priced at £30, £40, £50 and £75 are available from the Frank Warren Promotions Box Office on 01992 550 888 or online at www.frankwarren.tv ;

Selby’s British and Commonwealth Featherweight title defence will be live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546) on Friday 25th May.

BoxNation is the first dedicated subscription boxing TV channel in the UK to bring together the biggest names in amateur, domestic and international boxing with an unbeatable schedule of matches from across the globe.

For just £10 per month BoxNation offers unbeatable value for money for all fight fans. To subscribe to BoxNation simply go to www.boxnation.com and hit the “Subscribe Now” button and choose your subscription package. Simple!

Tags: Lee Selby image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Acelino Freitas Set To Return, Faces Martinez in November Josh Warrington vs. Dennis Ceylan - LIVE Results From Leeds Photos: Hassan N'Dam, Ryota Murata Ready For Rematch Battle Demetrius Andrade's Promoter Details Many Options at 160 Ryan Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov: Pre-Unification Report Card Arum: Murata Will Be On Pound-For-Pound Lists By End of 2018 Schaefer Says Ringstar is Ahead of The Golden Boy Curve in Year 1 Anthony Joshua: 'Desperate' Wilder Needs Our Fight More Than Me Photos: Heather Hardy Stopped in a Bloodbath on Bellator Card Photos: Joe Joyce, Michael Page Debut - Stop Opponents To Win Ricky Hatton Believes Burnett vs. Zhakiyanov is 50-50 Fight James Metcalf: After Damon Jones, I'm Ready For Anyone Coldwell Explains: Amir Khan's Career is Going Down The Toilet! Hatton Says Claims of Wild Lifestyle During Career Were Overblown Jermell Charlo: I Want Any Champion Next - Canelo, Golovkin Too Isaac Zarate, Christian Esquivel Ends in Technical Draw Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pumped For Their Bouts in Sydney Miguel Montano Gets Revenge, Decisions Carlos Ruiz Over Ten Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List? Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Next Year, But Might Not Happen Next Heather Hardy a Bloody Mess, Gets Stopped in MMA Bout Photo: Karim Mayfield vs. Miguel Dumas - Official Weights David Haye Wants Joe Joyce vs. Sam Sexton For British Title Next Kautondokwa Headlines Card in Windhoek, Namibia Jaron Ennis, Adam Daranyi Pick Up Knockout Wins in Virginia Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali Lands on BoxNation Joshua: Wilder Needs to Stop Crying, Feeling Sorry for Himself Toka Kahn-Clary Stops David Berna in Two Rounds Photos: Gassiev, Wlodarczyk - On Weight, Ready For WBSS Battle Joe Joyce Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ian Lewison in Eight Round Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Corrales Very Overweight: Machado, Andrade, Fox Ready Photos: Pedro Campa vs. Carlos Jimenez - Official Weights Golovkin's Coach To Charlo: You KO'd a Cripple, Wait Your Turn! Photos: Braekhus Prepared For Lauren Kiss Attempt at Weigh-In Isaac Zarate Will Aim To Impress Against Christian Esquivel Rob Brant: I'm Confident I'll Win Entire World Boxing Super Series Barrett: When I get in the ring I turn from a goldfish into a shark! Photos: Ryan Burnett, Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Ready For Unification David Benavidez on What He Learned From Gennady Golovkin
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement