12th March 2013
Matchroom Boxing will unveil their latest signing this week in British and Commonwealth featherweight champion Lee Selby.
The 26-year-old Welshman was defeated Martin Lindsay in his last fight on the Matchroom show in Belfast on February 9 that was the second defence of his Lonsdale belt.
Selby (14-1) was a free agent and has chosen to join Eddie Hearns promotional setup and will make his debut for Matchroom in Blackpool next month where another British champion and new Matchroom signing, Brian Rose, will headline when he takes on former world champion Joachim Alcine.
“Lee Selby will box on April 20 in Blackpool, where he will defend his British and Commonwealth titles before going to a show in Cardiff in June, where we’ll do a double header with Gavin Rees,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“He’s a great talent Lee Selby and I’m sure he’ll go on to be world champion.”
Selby is the latest big name capture for Matchroom this month following the recent additions of Brian Rose, George Groves and Ricky Burns.
Selby will be officially unveiled as a Matchroom fighter at a press conference on Wednesday lunchtime in London.