Lee Selby offers British rival Carl Frampton immediate shot at IBF featherweight title for October

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Featherweight champ wants to face the Jackal before the end of the year

WORLD featherweight champ Lee Selby wants to face Carl Frampton before the end of the year.

Frampton was meant to fight Andres Gutierrez at the weekend but it was postponed – the Mexican picked serious injuries after falling in the shower.

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World champ Lee Selby wants Carl Frampton to skip his fight with Andres Gutierrez – and fight him for the title in October

Belfast star Frampton was supposed to fight a title eliminator at the weekend

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Belfast star Frampton was supposed to fight a title eliminator at the weekend

The Frampton-Gutierrez fight was meant to be a title eliminator, but the Northern Irish star came in overweight.

Welsh star Selby, who has held the IBF strap since beating Evgeny Gradovich in May 2015, has now said that Belfast-born Frampton needs to hurry up.

He said: “I won’t be waiting around for nobody.

“Whoever comes first with a contract that my team are happy with then we will be signing that and fighting.

“He should come straight now into a world title fight against me. It makes sense rather than waiting around.”

Frampton’s manager Barry McGuigan revealed that work has already started on rearranging the Gutierrez bout – although it depends how long it takes to recover from his injuries, which included two broken teeth and bruising.


Andres Gutierrez shared photos of his injuries on his Facebook page that means his fight against Carl Frampton is off

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Andres Gutierrez called off the fight after slipping in the shower and seriously injuring himself

Selby, in action earlier this month at Wembley, has been IBF champ since 2015

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Selby, in action earlier this month at Wembley, has been IBF champ since 2015

But Selby, who beat Jonathan Victor Barros at Wembley earlier this month, says Frampton and McGuigan should skip the eliminator and head straight for him.

“Should they abandon plans to rearrange with Gutierrez? That would make sense,” he added.

“We should do it in October or November now.

“He should come straight now into a world title fight against me.

“It makes sense rather than waiting around.

“Do they know how long this guy will take to recover? I don’t know. As I say I’m not waiting around.

“I want the big fights so whoever comes first.”


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