Lee Selby: ‘If I can’t get a big fight at this weight I’ll move up’

Lee Selby
Fearless Lee Selby is starting to worry that he is an avoided man. He speaks to John Dennen

IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby is fit, ready and able. He’s just waiting for a fight.

“I could fight a 12 round fight tomorrow. I’m always fit. Always ready,” he tells Boxing News. “There’s a few people we’re working with, a few names. We’re trying to finalise a big fight. Just going to wait and see.”

He is determined to box again before the year is out, though he fears his wait for a significant name may continue. “I’d like a big fight this year but the only guy available is [WBC champion] Gary Russell Jr. So if we can make that fight that’ll be great. If not maybe a voluntary and then get one of the big names. As long as I fight before the end of the year I don’t care who it’s again. Three fights this year and that’s perfect,” Selby said.

“[Russell] is saying he only wants unifications. I’m a world champion and I’m willing to fight anybody. If I can’t get a big fight at this weight I’ll move up,” Lee continued. “I just want to fight anybody at whatever weight.”

Carl Frampton is the biggest name in the division, certainly in Britain and Ireland. But Selby said, “He doesn’t seem very keen on the fight, does he? None of them do.

Lee Selby

“Now I’m starting to believe I am being avoided. I’m willing and ready to fight anybody. No one mentions my name. They don’t want it I’m starting to believe. They’re all p******.”



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