Hellraiser Boxing News | British Featherweight Scene Heating Up For 2018
As Carl Frampton and Lee Selby gear up for fights to see out 2017 for them, they talk about plans for next year, and with a talent rich division domestically, we could be in for a sizzling 2018!
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Although Lee Selby holds the only world title currently, his IBF belt, the British featherweight division is one of these Isles most talent rich. With the return of the Jackal, Carl Frampton, this weekend in Belfast and Lee Selby in a few weeks time, things are heating up. What's more the fighters are making the right noises.
With names like Scott Quigg, Kid Galahad and Josh Warrington all circling too, Selby and Frampton have been speaking about their plans, which seem to all involve one another. There was, however, one predictable ghost haunting Frampton. Talking ahead of his homecoming clash with Horacio Garcia, Frampton told ESPN, “There are so many big fights — even guys without belts — and there are about seven or eight guys I’d be happy to fight,
“The main one I want is Leo Santa Cruz, it’s one each between us and I’d love him to come this side of the Pond but I doubt he will.”
That fight is unlikely to be made on home soil, and one which could be is Lee Selby, speaking about whom Carl said, “[Lee] Selby again, him and [Josh] Warrington are going to fight, but at this point in time I’d be confident Selby would win that fight and I’d be happy to fight the winner,”
Selby, who has Eduardo Ramirez to negotiate first on December 9th, was taking questions at a press conference ahead of that fight and he seems comfortable fighting either of his top British rivals, particularly Warrington, “If it's Warrington that’s fine with me he can get dealt with and I can carry on moving forward.”
When the other names on that list are considered, more world titles for Britain seem an inevitability in 2018, and titles are usually the final piece of the puzzle for getting the big domestic fights made. 2018 could be set to be a world-level domestic dust up extravaganza.
Posted: 16th Nov 2017
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