Lee Selby-Fernando Montiel in Play For October in U.S.

By Rick Reeno

Sources out of Mexico have advised that Lee Selby (21-1, 8KOs) will make the first defense of the IBF featherweight world title against former two-division world champion Fernando Montiel (54-4-2, 39KOs) of Mexico.

The fight is going to take place in the United States, possibly on a date in October, and likely as part of a Premier Boxing Champions card but the network is unknown at the moment.

Selby captured the title in May with an eight round technical decision over previously undefeated Evgeny Gradovich.

A few weeks after the Gradovich victory, Selby became the latest UK fighter to sign a contract with powerful manager/adviser Al Haymon.

Montiel, ranked at #11 by the International Boxing Federation, has won ten of his last eleven fights since suffering a knockout in two rounds to Nonito Donaire in 2011.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VG_Addict on 08-29-2015

From what I've heard, Selby's had trouble making weight.

Comment by Eastcoast on 08-29-2015

So guys like Frampton & Selby fight in front of big crowds in their respective regions of the UK and then Haymon brings them over to some obscure south west venue in the US for meaningless fights? Nevermind putting them…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-29-2015

Evidently this is gonna be in Arizona... what?

Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 08-29-2015

It's one step forward, two steps back for every PBC fighter it seems. The PBC builds zero momentum for their fighters. Most fights lead to absolutely nothing in the next fight. It's ridiculous

Comment by 285Kid on 08-29-2015

[QUOTE=Divine Hammer;15971736]another PBC mismatch. what has montiel done since getting blown away by donaire????????? hahahahahha what a joke fight. lee selby following the path of his hero fraud mayweather well it seems (fighting way past prime former good fighters).[/QUOTE] Yeah…

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