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Josh Warrington challeges world champion Lee Selby

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Josh Warrington - the Commonwealth featherweight title holder - is keen for a fight with IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby, as long as he comes through his September 5 clash with Joel Brunker. 

Warrington will be out to prove a point when he fights former Selby victim Brunker at Leeds' First Direct Arena. "The Welsh Mayweather" as Selby is known, stopped Brunker inside 9 rounds last October.

The 24-year-old Warrington (24-0-4KO) is already eyeing a showdown with Selby (21-1-9KO) at the home of his beloved Leeds United, Elland Road. 

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Upset on the Cards

If he does get his way then he will have his hands full with the silky, defensively sound Welshman.  "Styles make fights" and this would definitely be a clash of styles with Warrington's all action, pressure boxing trying to pin down the elusive, skillful Selby.  

The big Leeds fan will have to be careful that he doesn't over look his next opponent as he strives for future glory, as highlighted by Selby.  The world champion, who won his title in May this year, told Sky Sports, "I can see Brunker upsetting the apple cart.  If you look at Brunker's previous fights where fighters stand in front of him-as I think Josh Warrington will do - he's a great fighter.  I think he is capable of an upset."

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Warrington replied by stating, "Lee is going to say that. Lee thinks he is leagues above me, so he is probably going to say that.  If I got offered that (the fight) tomorrow I would take it."

Expectations and tensions between the two were revved even more when Selby added, "When Warrington comes up against world-class fighters, he'll get beat.  He hasn't got the power, skill or boxing ability to keep a world-class fighter off him."

It is a mouthwatering prospect and even though Selby is still not giving anything away about who he will fight in the future.  Promoter Eddie Hearn has already mentioned that unbeaten Warrington could step-up to face Selby sometime in 2016.  

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