Newly crowned British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Lee Selby will make the first defense of his titles at York Hall on the 18th November against John Simpson.
The bout is part of another action packed event from George and Francis Warren’s Queensberry Promotions which will be LIVE and exclusive on the UK’s new home boxing, BoxNation.
The 24 year old Selby (11-1, 3KO) from Barry in Wales claimed both belts with a sensational 8th round knockout against the heavily fancied Stephen Smith in September. Simpson (22-8, 9KO) of Greenock, Scotland has previously held both belts in the past, conceding both to Smith in separate bouts.
Selby, raring to step through the ropes again said “I’m looking forward to defending my titles, it was such a career milestone to win them and now I have absolutely no intention of letting them go. Simpson is a good fighter but until I fought for a title I was holding back my punching power to get some rounds under my belt, but in my last four bouts I have let my punches go and have knocked out three out four opponents, so he should expect the same treatment.”
The undercard for the event features the Cruiserweight dust up between Tony Conquest and Toks Owoh, and with another Queensberry fighter having captured the British Cruiserweight title this week in Leon Williams, the bout is a chance for the winner to stake their claim for a shot at Williams.
Conquest, who sat ringside watching closely as Williams beat Norton with a split decision victory, said, “With Norton having lost a title that he has held on to for so long, it means that the division has now been opened right up; and with my showdown with Owoh on the 18th November it means that I can now look to stake my claim for a shot at the Lonsdale belt.”
Francis Warren anticipating a card full of hard-fought battles said, “It’s another hard hitting competitive card. Lee Selby, who has made a specialty of scoring knockout wins when fighting for titles, will be looking to pick up where he left off against Smith. He’ll be looking to make the most of that big punching power, but in Simpson he faces a fighter who has never been stopped, it’s a really intriguing matchup. Tony Conquest also gets his chance to start making his claim for a shot at the British Cruiserweight title. I sat ringside with Tony as Leon Williams overcame long standing champion Rob Norton, and you could see how keen he is to kick on and make himself a contender for the belt.”
Exciting prospect Billy Morgan of Canning Town also features on the bill and gets the chance to impress in front of his home town crowd.
Tickets are priced at £40 and £60 are available from the Queensberry Promotions Box Office on 01992 550 888 or www.frankwarren.tv
Lee Selby-John Simpson Clash Set for November 18
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