Welsh ace Lee Selby wants Carl Frampton showdown

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton

IBF Featherweight champion Lee Selby insists he would take a fight with Carl Frampton “in a heartbeat”.

Belfast super-bantamweight Frampton unified the IBF and WBA titles with a split decision win over Scott Quigg in Manchester last week.

‘The Jackal’ has a number of options but he has to face Guillermo Rigondeaux by July 27 if he wants to keep the WBA strap.

He also has a mandatory challenger for the IBF title in Shingo Wake – so he could be a busy man in the coming months,

But undefeated Frampton would rather step up to featherweight to face WBC king Leo Santa Cruz in his next outing.

And Selby – who Frampton mentioned after beating Quigg – says he would love to face the Tigers Bay fighter.

“After what I saw last weekend in the Quigg fight, I’d take on Frampton, no problem. I would face him in a heartbeat.

“Quigg came forward in very straight lines and had a very predictable line of attack. That’s not how I box as I use all the angles.

“I’ve been told Frampton mentioned me after beating Quigg and it makes perfect sense for us to fight.

“Straight after the Frampton-Quigg fight I tweeted Carl to say “careful what you wish for” and I meant every word.

“He has talked about moving up to featherweight many times and I’m a world champion in the division.

“Let’s do it.”