Date: 2nd February 2018 at 12:55pm
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Not too long ago, we ran an article announcing that an agreement had been reached for Lee Selby to defend his IBF featherweight title against his great rival Josh Warrington.

The date set for the bout was 19 May, but although Leeds was announced as the venue, it was only confirmed later that Elland Road, the home of Leeds United Football Club, would be the venue.

Naturally, a Leeds United supporting Josh Warrington was delighted at the news and will have a massive advantage when it comes to the support backing him.

But, speaking to the media, Selby doesn?t appear to be in the slightest way fazed about entering what could be described as entering into the lions? den.

Selby, discussing the prospect, has had this to say,

‘At the end of the day it’s just going to be me and Josh in the ring.

‘If they’re banking on me being unravelled by the crowd during my ring walk they’ve got another think coming.’

In fact, Selby goes on to point out that he has rarely fought in his native Wales, further adding,

‘I’ve boxed more times away from home – London, Ireland, Liverpool, Arizona against a Mexican fighter – so it’s nothing unusual.

‘If there is a lack of respect, he’ll certainly respect me come May the 19th.’

This fight is starting to warm up nicely don?t you think and the fight date is still a few months away.