New world boxing champion Lee Selby is hoping he can enjoy a Welsh homecoming by making his first defence of his IBF featherweight title in Cardiff towards the end of the summer.
Selby produced a dominant technical decision over Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich at the O2 arena on Saturday evening. The fight was stopped in the eighth round due to a cut above Gradovich’s left eye and Selby was handed victory with scores of 79-73, 79-73, 80-72.
“There is talk of me fighting back in Cardiff in late August early September and hopefully I can defend again in December before the end of the year,” said Selby.There is a World Champion from Barry who trained - among other places - at the Royal Oak in Splott. My cup overfloweth; a Welsh Born Icon.
update: it may have been somewhere other than the Oak, though still in Splott. Grumpth!