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Lee Selby
Lee Selby

Record

28-4-0

Form

TKO 5
SD 12
MD 12
UD 12
SD 12

Stats

age
35
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
28
By KO
9
KO%
32%
Lost
4
Stopped
1
Draws
0
Debut
2008
Pro RDS
260

The story

Born on February 14, 1987 in Barry, Wales, Lee Selby was brought up in a boxing family. His father loved boxing and encouraged his three sons to pick up the sport, and although Lee started out with Tae Kwon Do, he soon made the transition to boxing. He had his first amateur fight when he was 10 years old, although he didn’t win any major tournaments over the course of his amateur career.

Selby experienced a personal tragedy the same year that he debuted as a professional. His older brother, Michael got drunk and fell over a bridge. He drowned and his body was found several days later. Lee started smoking and drinking heavily to cope with the pain, but eventually pulled himself together and decided he would fight hard for both himself and his late brother.

His professional debut came on July 12, 2008 against Sid Razak, and he picked up a win on points after six rounds. He would win his next three fights on points, as well. However, he hit a bump in the road on May 29, 2009, as he lost on points to Samir Mouneimne. He didn’t let that stop him, though, and on August 10, 2009 he bounced back with a points win over Ian Bailey. He then scored two more wins on points, with the latter being an impressive victory over the 10-1-1 Ben Jones.

For that performance, Lee Selby got a shot at the British Welsh Area featherweight title on October 30, 2010 against Dai Davies. Even though it was a title fight, Davies wasn’t a particularly impressive opponent, sporting a poor record of 6-13-1. To his credit, Lee scored the first stoppage victory of his career, winning by KO in the second round.

Selby seemed to turn a corner after this victory. While he wasn’t a power puncher, he started doing more damage in his fights and winning by stoppage more often instead of scraping by on points each time. At one point, he had a streak of four straight victories by TKO or KO, during which time he collected the British Celtic, British and Commonwealth featherweight titles.

On July 13, 2013, he fought the 16-0 Viorel Simion for the WBC International featherweight title. It was a competitive contest, but he pulled out a razor-thin unanimous decision to win the belt. After another unanimous decision win, this one over Ryan Walsh, he picked up the European featherweight title when he beat Rendall Munroe by TKO in the sixth round.

After running his record to 20-1, Lee Selby earned a shot at a world title, in this case the IBF featherweight belt. The fight was on May 30, 2015 against Evgeny Gradovich, who was undefeated. He controlled the action up until the eighth round, when an accidental clash of heads resulted in a cut to Gradovich. The fight went to the scorecards, where Selby was declared the victor. He defended the title against Fernando Montiel a few months later and won by unanimous decision. In his post-fight interview, he dedicated the fight to a friend of his who had recently died from attempting to eat an entire burger in one bite.

Lee Selby profile

What is Lee Selby's Record?

Lee Selby's record currently stands at 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws. Of those 28 wins he has stopped 9 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 32%. Of his 4 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 260 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 8.1 rounds on average.

What was Selby's last fight?

Lee Selby's last fight took place against Gustavo Daniel Lemos' on 26th Mar 2022, in Distrito Federal, Argentina. He lost by technical knockout in the 5th round. That fight was 8 months and 6 days ago.

How active is Lee Selby?

Selby's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

Where is Lee Selby From?

Selby was born in the United Kingdom.

How Old Is Lee Selby?

The featherweight is currently 35 years old. He was born on 14th February 1987, so he will turn 36 in 2 months and 12 days.

How long has Selby been fighting?

Lee Selby made his professional debut in July 2008, so he has been a pro for 14 years and 4 months.

How tall is Lee Selby?

Selby is 5' 9" (5 Foot and 9 inches) which is 174cm (1 meter and 74 centimeters).

What is Selby's Reach?

His reach is 68.9 inches (68.9") which is 175 cm (1 meter and 75 centimeters).

What stance does Lee Selby use?

Selby fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Lee Selby?

Some potential future fights for Selby include Oscar Valdez, Adrien Broner, Teofimo Lopez and Javier Fortuna.

What will be Lee Selby's Next Fight?

Lee Selby doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Selby include Oscar Valdez, Adrien Broner, Teofimo Lopez and Javier Fortuna.

How can I stream Lee Selby's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Selby's fights on Premier Player.

What are some recent Lee Selby results?

Lee Selby has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Gustavo Daniel Lemos on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Estadio Luna Park, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by George Kambosos on 31st October 2020 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ricky Burns on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had beat Omar Douglas on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London.

He had lost to Josh Warrington on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.

Lee Selby Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
35February 14, 1987United Kingdom174 cm175 cmorthodoxFeatherweight (126 lb)
Lee Selby Record
Professional RecordWinsWins By KOKnockout PercentageLossesLosses By StoppageDrawsPro RoundsDebut
28-4-028932%4102602008
Lee Selby Recent Contests
DateOpponentResultVenue
2022-03-26Gustavo Daniel LemosLost (TKO 5)Estadio Luna Park, Distrito Federal, Argentina
2020-10-31George KambososLost (SD 12)Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom
2019-10-26Ricky BurnsWon (MD 12)O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2019-02-23Omar DouglasWon (UD 12)O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2018-05-19Josh WarringtonLost (SD 12)Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, United Kingdom
2017-12-09Eduardo RamirezWon (UD 12)Copper Box Arena, London, United Kingdom
2017-07-15Jonathan Victor BarrosWon (UD 12)Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom
2017-03-04Andoni GagoWon (TKO 9)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2016-04-09Eric HunterWon (UD 12)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2015-10-14Fernando MontielWon (UD 12)Gila River Arena, Glendale, United States
2015-05-30Evgeny GradovichWon (TD 8)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2014-10-11Joel BrunkerWon (TKO 9)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2014-05-17Romulo KoasichaWon (UD 12)Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Lee Selby's next fight

When is Lee Selby's Next Fight?

Lee Selby doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Selby include Oscar Valdez, Adrien Broner, Teofimo Lopez and Javier Fortuna.

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How can I stream Lee Selby's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Selby's fights on Premier Player.

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