Fitness key for Lee Selby

  • Last Updated: January 17 2014, 19:05 GMT

Lee Selby is hoping to secure a world title shot after predicting victory over Rendall Munroe in Cardiff on February 1.

Lee Selby: Looking to add the European title to his British belt
Lee Selby: Looking to add the European title to his British belt

The British featherweight champion is looking to put Wales back on the boxing map with former world title contender Munroe standing in his path.

The pair, who also clash for the vacant European strap, top an exciting show at the Motorpoint Arena and Selby believes his time has come.

"I want to be the face of Welsh boxing," said Selby. "There are shows in Wales but no 'big time' shows, and I'm excited to be top of the bill. It's been a long time coming not just as a fighter but as a fan of boxing.

"I'm expecting the best Rendall Munroe on February 1. I think he's going to come at me, keep coming through the fight and try to wear me down.

"I'm super fit, I live in the gym, and when he tries to up the pace, I'll up it more, I'll outbox him, catch up with him and get him out of there.

"I don't think I am far away from the world title scene. Hopefully I can win this title and maybe make a couple of defences, then look to a final eliminator for a big one."

The show also features an all-Welsh lightweight clash between Gavin Rees and Gary Buckland and the fourth pro fight for Olympic Gold medal hero Anthony Joshua, who tackles Aberdare's Dorian Darch.

Prizefighter light-welterweight champion Chris Jenkins looks to take his unbeaten record to 13 fights, former European middleweight champ Kerry Hope hits the comeback trail and there is another all-Welsh clash between Jason Cook and Tony Pace for the Welsh Area light-welterweight title.

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