Warrington: Lee Selby is Not Levels Above Me, I Can Beat Him!

Leeds Warrior Josh Warrington has hit back at Lee Selby's claims that he is "big-headed", and criticised Selby's performance against Eduardo Ramirez on December 9th.

IBF World Featherweight Champion Selby outpointed the tough Mexican at the Copper Box, while his mandatory challenger Warrington worked as a ringside pundit.

"For me personally, I wasn't impressed," the unbeaten Featherweight told the BoxNation Podcast. "He said after the fight he thought it was a decent performance. I'd have gone home and been devastated with that performance.


"I've always respected his abilities and what he's done. I just think I beat him. I've got a massive belief. I've felt like that for a few years now. [He] isn't levels above, I don't believe so anyway. When that fight happens, I'll get my chance to prove that," added Warrington.

A few weeks ago, Selby argued that Warrington had "started to believe his own hype," adding, "he can’t be a bad fighter, but I don’t think he’s a great fighter."

He has also claimed that his rival is "obsessed" with him - something that Warrington absolutely denies.

"I see he's tried to play the victim card now, and make me out to be a villain. But let's rewind 18 months ago when they were going on about my wedding, and me getting offered the fight then. I got called a 'coward', a 'bottle job'," he recalled.

"It might just seem like nothing, but that frustrated me a lot. I haven't forgotten about that. I got slaughtered from their team, I got absolutely slaughtered."

Warrington, who stopped European Champion Dennis Ceylan on October 21st to set up a shot against Selby next year, warned Selby about his trash-talking.

"I haven't been gifted this opportunity, I've earned it now. I haven't forgotten about last year. Don't disrespect me, don't disrespect my fans, and pipe down with your arrogance as well!"

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 12-18-2017

Selby is getting stuck fighting guys with ridiculously low KO percentages.

Comment by Sickmerch1990 on 12-18-2017

Selby few years back kos josh early but since winning title looked nothing of his former self selby still fave but only slightly now upset on the cards hear like maybe

Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-18-2017

Josh must be the soppiest stay home pugilist in British boxing. God help him if he ever had to apply for a passport!

Comment by Straightener on 12-18-2017

Selby will beat Warrington Wouldn't be surprised if it was a late stoppage Only thing Warrington brings to this fight is a shed loads of Leeds football hools Hopefully selby batters him

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