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Lee Selby
Lee Selby

Records

28-3-0

Form

SD 12
MD 12
UD 12
SD 12
UD 12

Stats

age
34
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
28
By KO
9
KO%
32%
Lost
3
Stopped
0
Draws
0
Debut
2008
Pro RDS
255

Ranking @ Lightweight

ring
-
wbo
9
ibf
4
wbc
14
wba
-

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.

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What is Lee Selby's Record?

Lee Selby's record currently stands at 28 wins, 3 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 3 loses, he's never been stopped. He's boxed a total of 255 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 8.2 rounds on average.

What was Selby's last fight?

Lee Selby's last fight took place against George Kambosos Jnr's on 31st Oct 2020, in London, United Kingdom. He lost by split decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 5 months and 17 days ago.

How active is Lee Selby?

Selby's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.

Where is Lee Selby From?

Selby was born in the United Kingdom.

How Old Is Lee Selby?

The lightweight is currently 34 years old. He was born on 14th February 1987, so he will turn 35 in 9 months and 28 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 9 months.

How good is Lee Selby?

Selby is currently ranked 9th by the WBO, 4th by the IBF and 14th 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 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 Gary Russell Jr, Carl Frampton, Oscar Valdez, Adrien Broner and Unified Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez.

What will be Lee Selby's Next Fight?

Lee Selby's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Selby include Gary Russell Jr, Carl Frampton, Oscar Valdez, Adrien Broner and Unified Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez.

How can I stream Lee Selby's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Selby's fights on Sky Sports Box Office.

In the US you can usually stream Lee Selby's fights via DAZN.

What are some recent Lee Selby results?

Lee Selby has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Ricky Burns on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

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

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat Eduardo Ramirez on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.

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

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Lee Selby's next fight

When is Lee Selby's Next Fight?

Lee Selby's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Selby include Gary Russell Jr, Carl Frampton, Oscar Valdez, Adrien Broner and Unified Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez.

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How can I stream Lee Selby's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Selby's fights on Sky Sports Box Office.

In the US you can usually stream Lee Selby's fights via DAZN.

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