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Selby manager reveals verbal agreement to face Frampton-LSC winner

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Lee Selby’s manager is confident that his man will be next up for the winner of Leo Santa Cruz v Carl Frampton next weekend.

Frampton and Santa Cruz clash at the Barclays Centre on Saturday July 30th for the Mexican-American’s WBA featherweight belt, and Chris Sanigar believes that a unification with IBF champion Lee Selby is in the pipeline.

Speaking to BoxingScene.com Sanigar revealed that “the winner of Santa Cruz v Frampton is the one we want.”

“We’ve been offered the fight verbally and we’ll wait and see what happens on the 30th.”

“They’ve both said they fancy it, and I’m sure Lee and I will be present for that one.”

“Hopefully they both come through with no injuries.”

As to who will be in the opposite corner if the unification clash takes place, Sanigar is sat firmly on the fence. The 61 year old argues that “it’s a pick ’em” and predicts that “whoever settles down in the first few rounds, I believe will win.”

“I can’t see one being ahead and then the other pulling back.”

“In that respect I think it will be like Frampton-Quigg. Whoever gets a good start will hold on.”

Santa Cruz won the WBA 126lbs belt last year against Abner Mares, defended it against Kiko Martinez, and is bookies favourite to retain the strap against former unified super bantamweight champ Frampton in New York. Selby also won his portion of the crown against Evgeny Gradovick and has since defended the red belt against Fernando Montiel and Eric Hunter.

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie