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Lee Selby Hopes Experience Will Help Him Beat Kambosos

Lee Selby believes experience will be key when he faces the unbeaten George Kambosos Jr on May 9.

Selby, along with fighters from the undercard including Joe Cordina, James Tennyson and Chris Billam-Smith were in attendance for Tuesday’s press conference in Cardiff for the Matchroom Boxing card at the Welsh capital’s Motorpoint Arena.

Selby, 33, will be boxing in front of his home support for the first time in six years as the former IBF featherweight champion looks to book his spot as mandatory challenger for the IBF lightweight title currently held by Teofimo Lopez.

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With Eddie Hearn on hand to ask the questions, the Matchroom promoter described Kambosos Jr as fearless and asked Selby if experience would play a key part in their fight.

“That’s one thing I have got over George Kambosos is experience,” Selby answered. “He’s had 18 fights, I’ve maybe had 17-18 title fights so I have a wealth of experience. I’ve had six world title fights so that’s what I’m hoping to bring into the fight and I’m hoping that’s going to help me win.

“I’ve got a tough task ahead of me,” Selby said. “George Kambosos is a very good fighter. He can punch, he can box, he’s a pressure fighter. I think he’s the seventh unbeaten boxer I’ve boxed in my career and the third Australian. One Australian, Joel Brunker, I boxed him for a final eliminator for the IBF featherweight title so it’s a similar scenario. I’ve shared the ring with Kambosos in the Wildcard in Los Angeles [and] sparred a few rounds. He’s a good fighter but in those rounds I took enough to know what I’ve got to do in the fight to beat him.”

A win for Selby against Kambosos Jr. would line him up for a shot at the winner of Vasiliy Lomachenko against Teofimo Lopez, although their much anticipated lightweight unification is still to be announced. Should Selby secure a fight against the winner he is well aware of what his status would be going into the fight.

“That’d be a massive fight. I know I’d be a big underdog against each of those fighters but I believe I’ve got it in me to beat anybody. If I can box to the best of my ability on the night I think I can hold my own with anyone.”

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