News | Dec 07 2017

Lee Selby opponent disappears

The mystery of the vanishing opponent. Lee Selby's challenger is already too overweight for world title fight, and now he can't be found...
Lee Selby
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IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby is meant to be fighting unbeaten challenger Eduardo Ramirez on the Copper Box bill this Saturday (December 9).

But on Thursday the day before the weigh-in Ramirez not only came in too far overweight to contest the world title on Saturday, he has subsequently vanished.

Frank Warren, who promotes Saturday’s show, revealed, “We’ve got to find the opponent, he’s gone on the missing list. That’s why we started [the press conference] late. We’ve been looking for them in their hotel room, they’re not in there. All their kit’s in there. They’ve disappeared. Hopefully they’ll be here.”