News | Apr 07 2017

Lee Selby handed mandatory deadline

The IBF could scupper a potential Lee Selby vs Carl Frampton fight
Lee Selby
Lee Selby  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby has been ordered to box his mandatory challenger, Johnny Barros, next, potentially scuppering a fight with Carl Frampton.

Selby was set to fight Barros in January, on the undercard of Frampton’s loss to Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas, but medical issues surrounding the challenger saw the fight cancelled at the last minute.

The IBF have since ordered new negotiations for the fight and revealed to Boxing News that the two sides have until next Thursday (April 13) to reach an agreement or else purse bids will be called.

 

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