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Selby on 2018 Plan: Beat Warrington, Beat Frampton, Unify in U.S.

Lee Selby insists that re-aligning with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren is the final cog in his quest to secure universal recognition as the world’s leading featherweight.

‘The Welsh Mayweather’ from Barry makes a fourth defence of the IBF strap - that he captured in May 2015 - at London’s Copper Box Arena this Saturday, knowing that a sizzling show will propel him into the big fights for big coin that he has long coveted, in 2018.

"Frank has got Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton so those fights should be easy to make and hopefully Scott Quigg can also hop on board so we can have a round robin. Everyone can make money and we’ll find out who’s the best," says the quiet 30-year-old Welshman who meets unbeaten Mexican southpaw Eduardo Ramirez.

"Ideally, I’d like to fight three times in 2018; three months to train for each fight, then a month off in between. I’d love to beat Warrington in Leeds, beat Frampton in Belfast then propel myself into a unification fight in the US," he revealed.

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Presently the 126lb division is white hot and world beater Selby is aware there are a few domestic scores that need settling before he can set his antennae on unification.

"Josh, Carl and Scott are all very good fighters with good qualities. Warrington has a good jab, a high work rate and he has to be decent to have stayed unbeaten and become mandatory challenger.

"Carl darts in and out of range and judges distance very well for a relatively small guy. He’s experienced, well schooled and can punch. If I had a bad night he’d knock me out, no doubt. Quigg is fit and game, well-seasoned. Frampton and Quigg might punch harder but I box far better, retain my focus, when I’m in with the big hitters. Besides, I’ve an iron chin. Power never worries me. Head shots never hurt me," argued Selby.

"Frampton’s the fight I want most because he’s the best known and a win over him would be a massive boost for my career. While I’d probably start favourite against the other two, I’d be even money or an underdog against Carl over in Belfast. But I believe I’d have too much class and ability."

The rival world thrones are presently occupied by daunting trinity of Leo Santa Cruz (WBA), Gary Russell Jr (WBC) and Oscar Valdez (WBO), making the division one of the most densely talented in the sport. But Selby refuses to be fazed by the competition.

"They’re all very talented Champions at the moment but I know that if I box to the best of my ability I can beat any Featherweight in the world!"

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SteveM on 12-05-2017

Ok - he's saying all the right things and comes across more as confident than arrogant. Now lets see if Warren can make it happen.

Comment by Straightener on 12-05-2017

Wanted to see Frampton Selby at it for years !! I know Frampton brings big money from the irish fan base so I doubt warren will risk him in there with Selby Glad Selby is with warren anyway ...... should…

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