News | Jan 28 2017

Lee Selby world title fight cancelled after challenger fails medical

Lee Selby left 'close to tears' after world title defence is cancelled
Lee Selby
Lee Selby  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

LEE SELBY will no longer defend his IBF world featherweight title on the Carl Frampton vs Leo Santa Cruz undercard in Las Vegas this weekend.

Prior to today’s weigh-in, it was announced that his mandatory challenger, Jonathan Victor Barros, had not met the medical requirements of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Welshman Selby had completed his training camp in America and said he was “close to tears” after finding out the fight is off, though hopes to secure another date soon as he targets a fight with the Frampton-Santa Cruz winner.

 

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