It wasn’t as easy or pretty as he had hoped. And his backside hit the canvas for the first time in his professional career. But in the end, “Lightning” Lee Selby proved why he’s one of the top boxers in the loaded 126-pound division.
At the final news conference in advance of his showdown Saturday against 126-pound world champ Lee Selby at London’s O2 Arena, Eric Hunter was asked for his thoughts. “I’ve come to fight,” the challenger said.
Bundled up to stave off London’s cold northerly wind, Charles Martin is hoping he doesn’t catch a nasty chill in the ring Saturday during his world heavyweight title clash against British sensation Anthony Joshua.
Lee Selby has one sweet post-fight plan after he takes care of Eric Hunter on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London: a slice or three of cheesecake.
Lee Selby has heard all the chirping from “big-mouthed” Eric Hunter. And, frankly, he’s heard enough.
Heading into their highly anticipated “Battle of Britain,” 122-pound champions Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg each promised to knock the other out. Neither came close to fulfilling that promise Saturday, but Frampton was at least on-point with his prediction that he’d exit the ring the victor.
The temperature gauge has fallen across the U.K., but events inside the ring at the Manchester Arena figure to be white hot Saturday as two little men square off, with one destined to have his big heart broken.
Carl Frampton already knows how he’ll celebrate a victory over U.K. rival Scott Quigg on Saturday: He wants to set up a mouthwatering clash with Cuban ace Guillermo Rigondeaux.