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‘Careful what you wish for’- confident Selby’s message for Frampton

Lee Selby has told Carl Frampton to be careful what he wishes for and suggests he would have no problem fighting and defeating the IBF and WBA super bantamweight World champion.

IBF featherweight World title holder Selby was one of a number of names raised post victory overScott Quigg as a potential future foe for ‘The Jackal’.

Selby in action against Lindsay on a Frampton undercard
Selby in action against Lindsay on a Frampton undercard

While Shingo Wake and Leo Santa Cruz seem more likely immediate opponents the Welsh fighter, who holds a point victory over Martin Lindsay, is a potential big fight down the line.

Not only is Selby willing to fight the Cyclone Promotions star he is confident he would beat the Irish favourite. Selby, who like Frampton and Santa Cruz has Al Haymon links, believes would be the naturally bigger man, but is adamant his has more than a size advantage over the World champ.

“I would out-box Frampton as my skills are better than his.

“Against Quigg, Frampton made it look pretty easy because there was nothing from Quigg to trouble him, whereas I’m bigger than Frampton and my technique in all departments is superior.”

Selby is also open to coming to Belfast for any proposed match up.

“Frampton is classy at what he does and in a perfect world I’d love to box Frampton in Cardiff, but I’ve been to Belfast before (against Lindsay) and fought there and I’d do it again.

“I made the first defence of my world title on foreign soil so I am not bothered about where I fight. I’ve been told Frampton mentioned me after beating Quigg and it makes perfect sense for us to fight.

“Straight after the Frampton-Quigg fight I tweeted Carl to say “careful what you wish for” and I meant every word. He has talked about moving up to featherweight many times and I’m a world champion in the division.

“It’s a fight which could and should happen and I’d be delighted if it did later this year.”


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