Barry’s Lee Selby held a public media work out today at St Joseph’s gym, Newport, ahead of his IBF Featherweight title defence against Jonathan Victor Barros in Las Vegas on January 28th.
The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Arena, one of the most well regarded venues in the boxing world and will be screened live on Sky Sports. It’s also part of a grand night of boxing that includes the rematch between Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz, in which Lee will have a close eye on, as it is anticipated that Lee will take on the winner in a unification bout later in 2017.
Selby commented on his website LeeSelby.com that it is a dream to fight in Vegas.
“It’s been a dream of mine since I was a young kid to box in a world title fight in Las Vegas, the mecca of boxing. I’ve seen U.K. fighters like Lennox Lewis, Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe and Amir Khan box in Las Vegas and I always knew that’s where I wanted to fight. My mandatory challenger is experienced, dangerous and I will not take him lightly. I’ve had a strong training camp and I am 100 percent focused on putting on a show for the American fans and the travelling fans from the U.K. My number one objective is to bring my world title back to Wales.
— THE RING ABC (@THERINGBOXING1) January 12, 2017
Barros, who has been a pro since 2004 is experienced and has a record of (41-4-1, 22 KOs) and will be looking to cause a major upset against the ‘Welsh Mayweather’.
You can watch Lee training for the fight at the media workout today on the link below.