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Lee Selby Granted Permission To Have Non-Title Fight By IBF

By Elliot Foster

Lee Selby is set to return next month.

The IBF featherweight champion has had rotten luck so far this year after his US debut was canned at the 11th hour.

Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) had been set to make the third defence of his crown against Jonathan Victor Barros, his mandatory, on January 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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But the clash, which was set to be aired on Showtime in the States as part of the supporting cast to Carl Frampton’s defeat at the hands of Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA ‘Super’ featherweight world title, had to be scrapped after Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs) failed the medical tests to be granted a license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

As a result, the IBF will allow the Welshman, 30, to have a non-title fight.

"While the situation with Barros gets clarified the IBF has agreed to allow Selby to fight a non-title bout above the weight limit," the Federation said in a statement.

Boxing Scene understands that Selby’s next fight will land on the undercard of David Haye’s heavyweight showdown against Liverpool’s Tony Bellew on March 4, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, at the O2 Arena in London.

An official announcement is expected in due course.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Straightener on 02-18-2017

[QUOTE=just the facts;17432820]Never watched him before. Can Selby fight?[/QUOTE] Yep lee selby is a solid fighter His brother Andrew is different gravy though Check him out on YouTube . Probably the best prospect in the uk at the moment Foot…

Comment by Santa_ on 02-17-2017

Great news. :boxing: He should fight Frampton after his stay busy fight.

Comment by just the facts on 02-17-2017

Never watched him before. Can Selby fight?

Comment by PittyPat on 02-17-2017

[QUOTE=filup79;17432617]Add Brook to that.[/QUOTE] Totally. Golovkin aside, he's only redeeming himself now with the Spence fight... 3yrs after winning the title and doing f[color=black]u[/color]ck-all with it.

Comment by yammy25 on 02-17-2017

[QUOTE=filup79;17432624]Selby is still promoted by Hearn and Matchroom[/QUOTE] Only for UK fights.. which he wants nothing of. His dealings in America are PBC and Al Haymon.

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