Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Lee Selby Full of Confidence With Matchroom By His Side - Boxing News
 
Follow BoxingScene
 
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  3/16/2013       Read more by Kevin Francis         
   
Lee Selby Full of Confidence With Matchroom By His Side
Mobile Version Share Click Here To Email   Search BoxingScene Database 

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

EDDIE Hearn believes he’s unearthed a hidden gem in Lee Selby.

British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Selby has followed Ricky Burns and George Groves by joining Hearn’s Matchroom stable.

And Hearn reckons the Welsh fighter can become a superstar.

The promoter says he has the potential to be the biggest draw of all three, adding: “Everyone knows about George and Ricky but there is something about Lee that really excites me – he’s a hidden gem.

“He’s got it all and potentially he’s the most exciting of the recent signings we’ve made. He’s got swagger, can punch and can move.

“He’s had no easy fights. He travelled to beat Stephen Smith in Liverpool and to Belfast to beat Martin Lindsay. That shows you the calibre of this guy.

“No one knows who he is outside boxing, but we can make people go, ‘Wow, this kid can really fight’.

“Inside boxing circles he is ­already known as phenomenal. He will become world champ and we want to build him into a superstar, which he has the skills and ability to become. I am certain he has a great future ahead of him.

“I know that’s a bold statement but that’s our aim. We want to build him into a superstar. He’s just got something about him.”

Selby, 26, has won all but one of his 15 fights and is due to fight in Blackpool on April 20 and in ­Cardiff on June 15.

He takes satisfaction from having built his professional career the hard way and said: “I’m confident. You could put me in with Vitali ­Klitschko and I’d be confident that I could beat him! That’s just my ­attitude – I’m that kind of guy and will always give it my all.

“I spar with heavyweights in the gym but have never been hurt. I haven’t been given a meal ticket. I started right from the bottom, fighting on small hall shows. Now I would bet my house on winning a world title.

“I’ve started off at the bottom on non-televised shows and now I’m here, it’s a great feeling and I have the chance to get the exposure I ­deserve.”

Selby’s breakthrough came when he stopped Smith in eight rounds to take his British and Commonwealth titles in front of his home crowd in 2011.

His toughest test came on the ­undercard of Hearn’s promotion in Belfast in February, when he ­defeated Lindsay over 12 rounds to retain his belts.

Fighting away from home does not bother him.

Manager Chris Sanigar said: “He has sparred in front of Floyd ­Mayweather at his gym in Las ­Vegas and had the crowd banging the canvas and the great man ­nodding in admiration.”

Tags: Lee Selby , Eddie Hearn



 User Comments and Feedback (must register to comment)

comment by wja1966, on 03-16-2013
He's definitely got potential and the worst he'll be is European Champion but only if he keeps going the right way and not get caught up in the hype

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (1) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Wilkins Santiago Ready For Mich...
  Provodnikov's Promoter Responds...
  Ramirez Says Rubio Was Cowardly...
  Luke Campbell Admits Going Pro ...
  Golovkin-Rubio Scores on HBO Wi...
  Arum Comments on Rejection Clai...
  Skeete Confident He Will Snatch...
  Algieri Would Be Too Much For D...
  Arum: Chavez Would Prefer Froch...
  Not making that mistake again: ...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.