Lee Selby is still looking for Carl Frampton showdown

Lee Selby is still looking for a showdown with Carl Frampton.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 10th April 2016, 9:09 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th April 2016, 9:22 pm
Lee Selby (left) and Eric Hunter during the IBF Featherweight World Championship bout at the 02 Arena
Lee Selby (left) and Eric Hunter during the IBF Featherweight World Championship bout at the 02 Arena

The Welsh featherweight defended his IBF World title against Eric Hunter in London on Saturday night.

Selby was put down in the second before going on to win 115-111 116-110 116-110 on the score cards.

And Selby says a clash with Frampton is the sort of fight he is looking for.

“A few top fighters have called me out recently; Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, they have mentioned my name and I am open to all offers.

“I will fight anybody. I will leave it to my manager, promoter and adviser to pick my opponents – I will fight anybody.

“I am not a fighter who will pick and choose opponents, I want to be the best and I will fight anybody.”

And Selby says Hunter did not hurt him in the second round, when he hit the canvas.

“When I got put down, it was only a little flash knockdown, it was nothing,” said Selby.

“I have one of the best chins in the business, I wasn’t even hurt one tiny bit.

“He was a big puncher, a good fighter, the number one challenger, number one ranked fighter in the World, and he put on a good performance but I was a little bit too good for him.

“I always like to put on a good show for the fans.

“You see me when my ring tune comes on, I like to dance to the ring and fighting at The O2.

“That brings the best out of me and gives me a feeling like no other. It was nice to put on a good performance again and now I want the big names in boxing,” he added.

And Anthony Joshua insisted he is not yet satisfied at becoming the IBF heavyweight champion and revealed he was more excited at securing his title shot than winning the title itself.

The 26-year-old clinically stopped defending champion Charles Martin in the second round of the fight

Joshua said: “Getting there is one thing, now maintaining it will be harder so I need to be a bit more disciplined.

“We’ve got more to go. Probably when I retire I will be happy but as I’m still fighting, I’ve got to put this behind me.

“Yeah (I was more excited at getting the fight). I’m happy I got the fight, we developed a different level of stamina, composure. A new level of man was born.

“I knew 100 per cent (it was over after the first knockdown).

“I know not to rush in, and I know if I’ve got enough power to hurt him once, if I keep my shape and keep on doing the same things to hurt him first time, I just knew I’d be able to get to him sooner or later.”