Lee Selby
  • Lee Selby

  • 28-2-0
  • form UD 12UD 12SD 12UD 12MD 12 <
  • Stats
  • age33
  • height 5' 9" / 174cm
  • reach 68.9" / 175cm
  • stanceOrthodox (r)
  • Full record
  • wins28
  • by ko9
  • ko%32%
  • Lost2
  • Stopped0
  • Draws0
  • Debut2008
  • pro rds243
  • Ranking @ Lightweight
  • The Ring-
  • WBO1
  • IBF4
  • WBC9
  • WBA-

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, 2 loses and 0 draws.

Of those 28 wins, he's stopped 9 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 32%.

Despite his 2 loses, he's never been stopped.

He's boxed a total of 243 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 Ricky Burns' on 26th Oct 2019, in London, United Kingdom. He won by majority decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 9 months and 9 days ago.

Where is Lee Selby From?

Selby was born in the United Kingdom.

How Old Is Lee Selby?

The lightweight is currently 33 years old. He was born on 14th February 1987, so he will turn 34 in 6 months and 10 days.

How long has Selby been fighting?

Lee Selby made his professional debut in July 2008, so he has been a pro for 12 years and 0 months.

How good is Lee Selby?

Selby is currently ranked 1st by the WBO, 4th by the IBF and 9th by the WBC at Lightweight.

How tall is Lee Selby?

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

What is Selby's Reach?

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

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 .

How can I stream Lee Selby's Fight?

In the UK you stream Selby's fight against Kambosos Jnr on NowTV and Sky Go.

In the US you can stream Selby vs Kambosos Jnr fight via DAZN.

What are some recent Lee Selby results?

Selby has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he won against Omar Douglas on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Josh Warrington on 19th May 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds.

Going into that contest, he had won against Eduardo Ramirez on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

Before that, he had beat Jonathan Victor Barros on 15th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

He had defeated Andoni Gago on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The O2 Arena, London.

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Lee Selby's Next Fight

  • Selby vs Kambosos Jnr
  • 28-2-0 18-0-0
  • Saturday 3rd October 2020
  • Eliminator For: IBF World Lightweight Championship

  • Est. Ringwalk : 2020-10-03T22:00:00Z

What will be Lee Selby's Next Fight?

Lee Selby is to face George Kambosos Jnr next on Saturday 3rd October 2020. The fight will take place at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom. The fight will be shown on Sky Sports Action in the UK, and DAZN in the United States.

Lee Selby's Streams

UK Streams

Cheap Sky Sports

You can stream Lee Selby via NowTV. They allow you to stream Sky Sports boxing cards via their app, based on a 24 hour, weekly or monthly passes. You’ll also get access to 11 Sky Sports Channels during your pass period. They also do a monthly smartphone only pass for £5.99, which is great if you need to catch Lee Selby on the move.

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Sky on the Go

Existing or new Sky Sports subscribers can stream Lee Selby, and all Sky boxing cards, via the Sky Go App. This is free is you’re already a Sky Sports TV customer. It’s available for Apple, Android, Firestick, Roku and games consoles.

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1 Month (for TV) £45
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US Streams

Netflix of Spots

You can stream Lee Selby via the DAZN app and platform. You can download the app for PC, Apple, Android, Fire TV, Roku, your Smart TV and many others. Note: You save over 60% if you pay for a full year of DAZN.

1 Month $19.99
1 Year $99.99
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Lee Selby's Potential Fights & Rumours

  • Russell Jr vs Selby
  • 31-1-0 28-2-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • WBC World Featherweight Championship
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship
  • Frampton vs Selby
  • 27-2-0 28-2-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship
  • Selby vs Valdez
  • 28-2-0 28-0-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship
  • Vacant WBO World Featherweight Championship
  • Selby vs Fortuna
  • 28-2-0 35-2-1
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • Eliminator For: WBC World Lightweight Championship

Lee Selby's Last 5 Fights

  • Burns vs Selby
  • 43-7-1 27-2-0
  • MD 12 MD 12
  • Saturday 26th October 2019
  • Selby vs Douglas
  • 26-2-0 19-2-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 23rd February 2019
  • Selby vs Warrington
  • 26-1-0 26-0-0
  • SD 12 SD 12
  • Saturday 19th May 2018
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship
  • Selby vs Ramirez
  • 25-1-0 20-0-3
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 9th December 2017
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship
  • Selby vs Barros
  • 24-1-0  41-4-1
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 15th July 2017
  • IBF World Featherweight Championship

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