Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

001_Lee_Selby (720x480)
 
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

hep b? sdkghkjlsg

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.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Abduqaxorov Blitzes Manyuchi, Captures WBC Silver at 147 Saunders To Golovkin: Do You Want To Fight? Put Up or Shut Up! Juho Haapoja decisions Leonardo Bruzzese to win EU title Mikey Garcia Wants Summer Unification Fight Against Linares Tyron Zeuge Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Over Ekpo Lawrence Okolie Blows Out Debut Opponent In 20 Seconds Jorge Linares Drops, Dominates Anthony Crolla To Repeat Jack Arnfield Beats Brian Rose In Battle Of Blackpool Linares vs. Crolla Rematch - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Beats Koleva, Welborn Shocks Marcus Morrison Kovalev's Trainer Has Doubts That Ward Wants The Rematch Martin Ward Defeats Maxi Hughes, Retains British, WBC Regional Crolla: I Need To Drag Linares Into a Fight, Rough Him Up Hunter: I Told Amir Khan That Fighting Canelo Was Stupid, Crazy Investigation is Under Way After 17-Year-old Amateur Dies Jorge Linares 'Feels at Home' Fighting Crolla in The UK Crolla: I'll Prove A Lot of People Wrong in Linares Rematch Jorge Linares' Trainer Details Preparation For Crolla Rematch Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla II: Pre-Fight Report Card Chavez: After I Win, If No Canelo Rematch Then I'll Face Golovkin Jacobs' Manager Questions Scoring of Golovkin-Jacobs Fight! David Haye Called In By BBBofC, Must Explain Bellew Threats Frank Warren Jabs Hearn: Talks Golovkin-Saunders, Crolla-Linares Eddie Hearn Passed On Michael Conlan Signing Loeffler: Too Much Money For Canelo-Golovkin Not To Happen Joshua, Bellew Are Backing Crolla To Get Revenge on Linares HBO's Kellerman Breaks Down Mayweather-McGregor Situation Martin Gethin Aims To Expose Experience Gaps in Jack Catterall Is GGG Losing Spunk or Was Jacobs as Crafty as He Appeared? Brace Yourself for the Real Possibility of Canelo-Lemieux in September Juan Manuel Marquez Could Name Date, Opponent Next Week Vasyl Lomachenko is Not Taking Jason Sosa Lightly Guillermo Rigondeaux's Adviser Explains Current Career Status Andre Dirrell vs. Jose Uzcategui in Play For May 20 Loeffler Confirms Golovkin-Jacobs Did About 170K PPV Buys Photos: Nico Hernandez vs. Patrick Gutierrez - Official Weigh-In De La Hoya: Golovkin a Big Star? Why Does He Sell 100-200K on PPV? Photos: Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Francisco Contreras - Official Weigh-In Christopher Martin Shocks Daniel Franco, TKO in Three Josh Taylor Overcomes Cut, Stops Warren Joubert In Six
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement