Lee Selby: Welshman to box for another world title shot

Douglas and Selby in action
Selby (right) was cut above both eyes during his victory over Douglas

Welshman Lee Selby will have the chance to become a two-weight world champion as he will fight in a world title eliminator in the spring.

Selby is set for the elimination contest against the unbeaten George Kambosos in Cardiff on Saturday, 9 May.

The pair will fight to earn a shot at IBF lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez.

The IBF ordered purse bids for the fight, but have confirmed to BBC Sport a deal has been reached between the two camps for a showdown in 2020.

It is understood the pair will headline the first major boxing bill to be staged in Wales since Anthony Joshua fought Joshua Parker at the Principality Stadium in March, 2018.

Selby won both his fights in 2019, against Omar Douglas and Ricky Burns, having moved to lightweight after losing his IBF world featherweight title at Elland Road to Josh Warrington in 2018 via split decision.

The Welshman revealed after his loss to Warrington that he was so drained at featherweight that he would chew but not swallow food to make weight.

The fight with Australian Kambosos, who has a record of 18-0 was ordered by the IBF in late December.

Wales' Gavin Gwynne is set to face Nothern Ireland's James Tennyson on the undercard for the British lightweight title vacated by Cardiff's Joe Cordina. Undefeated Cordina is also scheduled to box on the card.

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