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Lee Selby Ready To Fight Josh Warrington at Elland Road

This past Saturday night at Copper Boxing in London, Welshman Lee Selby (26-1, 9 KOs) secured a unanimous points victory over Eduardo Ramirez to retain his IBF featherweight world title.

Selby's belt was not on the line after Ramirez failed to make the weight, but the 30-year-old, who lost his mother just days before he defended his title against Jonathan Victor Barros in July - a fight which had been postponed after the Argentine failed a blood test - appeared keen on putting on a good show.

Ramirez may have arrived in England eight pounds over the featherweight limit, but he, too, was up for the fight, and the southpaw provided a nagging test throughout the 12 rounds.

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The Mexican came out full of intent in the opening exchanges but as the contest wore on, Selby, fighting in white shorts with gold trim, began to wear his opponent down.

Selby caught Ramirez with some good shots towards the end of the third before an upper cut in the closing moments of the fifth and a clean left in the ensuing round, ensured he was ahead on the scorecard when the fight reached its midway point.

Despite his endeavour, Ramirez, who until Saturday night had never been the distance, began to tire, but Selby failed to take meaningful advantage.

The Welshman appeared intent on ending the bout with a stoppage in the final round, but despite a slip from Ramirez, his opponent made it to the bell.

The judges scored the contest 118-110, 119-109, 116-112 in Selby's favour as the Welshman successfully defended his title for a fourth time.

Now Selby's attention goes to a mandatory title defense against longtime rival Josh Warrington (26-0, 6 KOs), who knocked out undefeated Dennis Ceylan in October to secure the shot.

Selby is ready to do the fight at Elland Road in Leeds.

“If the money is at Elland Road, it makes sense to me,” said Selby to the Yorkshire Post. “That’s what it comes down to. First of all it’s a massive fight. He has earned the mandatory position so to get there he has to be a good fighter. A fight between Josh and I would be massive and fantastic for British boxing.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 12-12-2017

[QUOTE=JRB123;18329164]From what I saw on Saturday, I doubt that Selby beats any of those guys...[/QUOTE] Agreed I'd favor all of them over Selby but he keeps saying no one wants to face him & their always calling him out so…

Comment by JRB123 on 12-12-2017

[QUOTE=REYESdelBOXEO;18328900]Oscar Valdez vs. Lee Selby Jo Jo Diaz vs. Lee Selby Leo Santa Cruz vs. Lee Selby Abner Mares vs. Lee Selby Let's Go! :boxing:[/QUOTE] From what I saw on Saturday, I doubt that Selby beats any of those guys...

Comment by Straightener on 12-12-2017

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18328952]Haha Warrington dont leave Leeds. Tbh man I cant stand him, didnt bother with his last fight[/QUOTE] I can't stand him either ha ha Selby should box his ears off anyway :boxing:

Comment by TheBigLug on 12-12-2017

Lol crazy that these 2 will have a stadium fight. Warrington fans in Leeds are an odd bunch though. They're going absolutely wild during a Warrington 12 round snooze fest. You would think it's fight of the year if you…

Comment by 1hourRun on 12-12-2017

[img]https://i.imgur.com/0B16x66.gif[/img] The 'Welsh Mayweather' doe! Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington sold out on PPV! save up lads you cant miss this!

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