Selby Looks To Retain Against Warrington
On May 19th, Lee Selby looks to defend his IBF featherweight title for the fifth time, as the Welshman travels to Leeds to battle Josh Warrington.
Warrington may not be walking into the ring at Elland Road as the champion, but the hometown boy may have the advantage.
Warrington warned the champion this week that it will be the “most hostile crowd he has been in front of.”
And while he’s enjoying the moment in front of his hometown fans, his opponent claims that going to Leeds isn’t his biggest concern.
“I’ve traveled to America to defend my title, I’ve fought whoever wanted to fight me so going to Leeds won’t bother me at all,” claimed Selby on fight week.
“Of course he thinks it’s his time but he will have to wait a little bit longer for my title, what’s mine is staying mine. Fighting in his backyard doesn’t bother me at all, part of being a world champion is that you are willing to fight anywhere, you don’t pick and choose.”
Selby took exception to Warrington’s behavior at the official press conference this week and had choice words for the challenger.
“That’s what he is [a little b****]. That’s how he’s acting. He’s losing fans around the country, left, right and center the way he’s been acting in these press conferences. He’s like a little school kid,” said Selby.
Selby and Warrington square off for the IBF featherweight title at Elland Road stadium in Leeds, on May 19th.