Selby Makes Matchroom Debut on 4/20, then Rees Double

Matchroom have unveiled their latest signing in the shape of British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Lee Selby.

The 26-year-old was an impressive winner against Martin Lindsay on Matchroom's show in Belfast on February 9 in his second defence of the British strap.

The Barry banger (14-1) went on a knockout streak in 2011 and after a quiet 12 months now appears to be going places again.

Formerly a free agent, Selby will make his debut for Matchroom in Blackpool next month where another British champion and new signing, Brian Rose, will headline.

"Lee Selby will box on April 20 in Blackpool, where he will defend his British and Commonwealth titles before going to a show in Cardiff in June, where we'll do a double header with Gavin Rees," said promoter Eddie Hearn.

"He's a great talent Lee Selby and I'm sure he'll go on to be world champion."

Selby is the latest big name capture for Matchroom following the recent signings of Rose, George Groves and Ricky Burns.

He will be officially unveiled at a press conference on Wednesday lunchtime.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sugar555 on 03-12-2013

i agree. hearn= king of promotors in UK

Comment by Chrismart on 03-12-2013

Hearns has certainly had a busy week. Decent fighter aswell Selby.

Comment by mattf on 03-12-2013

hearn seems to have a much better relationship with his fighters than warren...... and i think its wrong to say he doesnt build his fighters...... look at kell brook and carl froch....... yea he signed them as already established fighters…

Comment by vxrandall on 03-12-2013

[QUOTE=simonihirst;13137304]Warren and I think Bunce said Warren builds fighters, where as Hearn signs them. But fact is, why do fighters want to sign with Hearn? My guess would be bigger purses and prefer Sky to BoxNation. Hearn now has 2…

Comment by simonihirst on 03-12-2013

Warren and I think Bunce said Warren builds fighters, where as Hearn signs them. But fact is, why do fighters want to sign with Hearn? My guess would be bigger purses and prefer Sky to BoxNation. Hearn now has 2…

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