Exclusive: Lee Selby talks Jonathon Victor Barros defence, eyes Frampton v Santa Cruz winner

Joe Hewlett 13/01/2017

Lawrence Lustig

Lee Selby is preparing to defend his world title on January 28 in Las Vegas against former world champion Jonathon Victor Barros.

It will be the third defence of his IBF world title on the Carl Frampton Santa Cruz undercard and Selby is eyeing a unification clash with the winner.

“I want to fight the winner and if Frampton can win then we can have a unification fight because of the demand from the British public would be massive,” Selby exclusively told World Boxing News at his media day on Thursday.

“The fight will be huge and I would love it at the Millennium stadium but obviously Carl will want to have it in Belfast so we’ll see.

“Scott Quigg’s another fight I’d be interested in but I’m just looking to get this one out the way with first and then it’s up to my management decide my next fight.

The Welsh world champion has admitted that he expects the clash to be his toughest fight to date.

“He’s an experience fighter and is an unorthodox boxer so I expect it to be a tricky fight. I think it will be my toughest fight yet.

“Training has gone well, the same as always and I’m feeling good. I’ve been sparring with the likes of Kid Galahad in Sheffield and my brother (Andrew).

It will be the first-time Selby has boxed in the iconic American city and is something he has always dreamed of since being an amateur.

It’s every fighter’s dream to box there and it will be great to emulate some of the greats who have fought there.

“It’s a dream come true for me to be fighting in Vegas. Ever since I was a young boy from being an amateur to a professional, it’s the stage I’ve always wanted to perform on.”

Joe Hewlett is a staff writer for WBN. Follow on Twitter @Hewlett95