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Lee Selby Defense is Off: NSAC Won't License Barros

LAS VEGAS - At the official weigh-in, it was announced to the live crowd that Lee Selby's mandatory defense of the IBF featherweight title was canceled after the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to license challenger and former champion Jonathan Victor Barros.

The exact reason was not reveled at the present. It was said that Barros "did not meet the requirements" to be licensed by the NSAC.

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Sources indicate that Barros did not pass his medical tests. There was apparently an issue with the results of his blood work.

The rest of the card is taking place as planned. A rematch between undefeated featherweight world champion Carl Frampton and former three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz will headline at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and live on SHOWTIME.

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Televised coverage of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with undefeated lightweight world champion Dejan Zlaticanin battling former two-division world champion Mikey Garcia/
 
The press conference also featured fighters competing in the SHOWTIME EXTREME portion of the card beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. - with undefeated rising star David Benavidez taking on once-beaten Sherali Mamadjonov and undefeated prospect Josh Taylor will have highlights of his 10-round super lightweight contest featured on-air, time permitting.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by soul_survivor on 01-28-2017

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Comment by giacomino on 01-28-2017

Was always kind of a BS defense since Barros is a good five years past his best, and even then he was never more than a fringe contender, even with his paper belt. Would be nice to see Selby step…

Comment by Straightener on 01-28-2017

Gutted for the guy Again s**t management has failed selby

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-28-2017

[QUOTE=Dean_Razorback;17385385]i'm reading on twitter that barros analysis in argentina was good and now they are looking for another lab to conduct a counter analysis. i've also read that selby had substitute ready, some fighter from the filipines but that also…

Comment by The Akbar One on 01-28-2017

[QUOTE=kreteno;17385310]Positive for hepatitis (Dan Rafael posted on Twiter)[/QUOTE] Positive on a test that doesn't detect Hepatitis. That must suck.

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