Date: 24th October 2017 at 12:58pm
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On Saturday night Josh Warrington, in beating Dennis Ceylan, became the mandatory challenger for the IBF world featherweight title currently held by Lee Selby.

It is a clash that Warrington has yearned for and it is speculated that the two will come face-to-face in the ring sometime in early 2018.

Warrington?s win has seen Selby speak to the media about the bout with the 30-year-old Welshman remarking to BBC Wales Sport

‘I will definitely be fighting him. He is just another mark, another opponent, but I think he’s got emotionally attached to me.

‘I will give him an educated boxing lesson… and then move on.

‘We will definitely be fighting in the early part of next year, if I am right then I think we need to fight by the end of March.

‘I will be fighting in December, a fight will be announced shortly and that will make it three fights this year, which is perfect for me, that’s the right amount.

‘The next fight is a voluntary defence, so my management will pick someone suitable and I will be ready.

‘The Warrington fight will be a big fight, he’s created some sort of rivalry, he doesn’t like me very much, but I’ll come through the fight with ease.

‘All he keeps going on about is Lee Selby this, Lee Selby that, even his dad, who is his trainer, was mentioning me during his last fight!

‘But to me, he’s just another challenger.?

Provocative words there from Selby. But as for a venue, it seems that the Welshman is quite prepared to travel to into Warrington?s backyard and fight at the famous Elland Road football ground with Selby further adding,

‘The next two fights will be in the UK, where I fight Warrington will depend on the purse bids. He wants it in Leeds and it probably sells best there.’

Let?s hope everything falls into place as far as these plans are concerned, it?ll be a cracking contest.


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