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Carl Frampton at his press conference.

Carl Frampton and Lee Selby involved in Twitter spat

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Yesterday evening, Lee Selby called out Carl Frampton on Twitter, saying: "When you're done with the 'warm up' fights, I'm ready. Let's give the fans the fight they really want to see."

This comes as Selby is looking for a big fight in the near future, and he's clearly eyeing a bout with Frampton as that big bout.

Yet, Frampton was quick to respond by saying: "Lee, with all due respect, your whole career has been "warm up" fights."

Selby is determined to fight again this calendar year, though, he fears his wait for a significant name may continue.

He has said he would like a big fight this year, but the only guy available is WBC champion Gary Russell Jr.

"So if we can make that fight that’ll be great. If not maybe a voluntary and then get one of the big names. As long as I fight before the end of the year I don’t care who it’s again. Three fights this year and that’s perfect.

"Russell is saying he only wants unification. I'm a world champion and I'm willing to fight anybody. If I can’t get a big fight at this weight I'll move up," Lee continued.

"I just want to fight anybody at whatever weight."

Carl Frampton is the biggest name in the division, certainly in Britain and Ireland, but Selby said: "He doesn’t seem very keen on the fight, does he? None of them do."

This no doubt would have angered Frampton, but he has to stay focused on his next fight with Horacio Garcia, which is coming up next month on November 18, and will take place in Frampton's home city in Belfast.

Yet, after this fight, boxing fans would surely love to see this all-British unification fight, as the last time this occurred in the division between Frampton and Scott Quigg, it was a thrilling fight which the fans truly enjoyed.

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