News | Jan 31 2018

Lee Selby unfazed by Josh Warrington’s home support ahead of May title fight

Lee Selby was given a hostile reception in Josh Warrington's home town
Josh Warrington
Lee Selby & Josh Warrington Press Conference  |  Action Images/Craig Brough

WORLD champion Lee Selby kept his cool amid a hostile reception at an Elland Road press conference ahead of his world title grudge fight against long-time rival Josh Warrington.

IBF featherweight title holder Selby, 30, refused to get drawn into a heated war of words in Warrington’s home city before the all-British showdown at the same venue on May 19.

“It doesn’t faze me in the slightest,” said Selby, who will make his fifth defence of the title he landed in May 2015 when he stopped Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich.