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Lee Selby vs. Jonathan Victor Barros Purse Bids Set, April 13

By Elliot Foster

Lee Selby is set to face his mandatory challenger next.

The IBF featherweight champion had been set to face Jonathan Victor Barros, the governing body’s number one contender, on January 28.

But Barros was withdrawn from the contest prior to the weigh-in after failing the medical requirements of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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Selby, who stopped Andoni Gago inside nine rounds at the O2 Arena in London on March 4, is now promotionally a free agent but has a managerial agreement with powerful adviser Al Haymon.

And the 30-year-old Welshman (24-1, 9 KOs) looks scheduled to face the Argentine (41-4-1, 22 KOs) after a purse bid, which the IBF told BBC Wales Sport is set for April 13.

The Barros fight must be staged within 90 days after the purse bids.

Barros' camp have stated in various interviews that they would like to stage the fight in Mendoza, Argentina.

It had been thought that Selby was in the running to face Carl Frampton, the former Super WBA featherweight champion, before the IBF’s ruling.

Boxing Scene understands that further details will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigZ44 on 04-08-2017

Not an easy fight, but one I expect Selby to win. After that the going is gonna get tough I think, because a lot of the top guys in that division are going to be after his belt

Comment by OctoberRed on 04-08-2017

I expect uncle Al will win the purse bid for Selby

Comment by Mick Higgs on 04-08-2017

The last thing Selby needs is to fight this guy in Argentina! Anywhere else is exceptable...........

Comment by JASON SHAW on 04-07-2017

SCREW THE IBF... SELBY DESERVES A BIGGER FIGHT.... :boxing:

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