Lee Selby has spoken out and made it clear he won’t let Josh Warrington stop his progress as he aims for a “big fight” with Carl Frampton in 2018.
The IBF featherweight champion watched Warrington become his mandatory challenger at the end of last month, but has sent out a message that we will not allow that commitment to stop him in his tracks of his 2018 ambitions.
Selby has been quoted as saying “Ideally I’d like to win my voluntary defence in December, take care of Josh Warrington, then hopefully Frampton fancies a fight, then a big fight in America,”
“I’ll get [Warrington] out of the way. Then I’m free for a big fight.
“I’m lucky to be in the featherweight division, it’s one of the best divisions in the world next to welterweight.
“There’s big names and high-profile fighters and I just want to be in the mix.”
When asked about his chances against Warrington, who beat Dennis Ceylan in his last bout, Selby said: “It would be a one-sided, educated boxing lesson by myself.”
Selby, the 30 year old from Barry has completed two title defences this year against Jonthan Barros last time out and against Andoni Gago prior to that.
The Welshman admits he “would have loved” a fight on Anthony Joshua’s undercard in Cardiff but is now fully focused ahead of his new Box Nation venture next month on December 9th against Eduardo Ramirez, at the Copper Box arena in London.