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Selby: I would out box Jackal in a bigger fight than Frampton v Quigg

IBF World featherweight champion Lee Selby believes a bout between himself and Carl Frampton would eclipse the massive Frampton versus Quigg PPV event.

And the Welsh boxer, whose brother Andrew recently fought on a Cyclone Promotions card, is confident he, much like Frampton did against Quigg, would out box the Belfast man if they meet.

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

Both Selby and ‘The Jackal’ have talked positively about a potential domestic dust up later in the year and if Irish boxing’s leading light lights up the Big Apple by beating Leo Santa Cruz and becoming a two weight World champion the clash looks likely for the Autumn.

If it does come off Selby believes he would be successful in a pay per view success.

“Me against Frampton would be the highest profile fight in the UK for me. Especially if he beats Santa Cruz now – it’d be massive. Frampton’s boxing ability beat Scott Quigg. He did what he had to do, boxing nicely to unify the titles,” Selby told Sky Sports.

Team Frampton are certainly keen on the clash and confident their man could defeat the former Martin Lindsay foe. It has been noted Ireland’s first ever unified World champ would have to adapt to fighting a much bigger man, but Selby claims his skill set and not size would ensure he emerges victories.

“I’d outbox Frampton, though. If he wants to fight, I’d be happy to fight but I think my boxing ability is superior to his even though he’s a great boxer and a great fighter. I’ve just got that edge.

“My plan is to beat Frampton and then move on to facing the huge names internationally like Gary Russell Jr and Vasyl Lomachenko.”


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