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Selby-Barros purse bid won by PBC promoter

Lee Selby’s next title defense is being lined up.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Lee Selby’s mandatory IBF featherweight title defense against Jonathan Victor Barros is all but set, as Tom Brown of TGB Promotions, a promoter closely associated with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, has narrowly won a purse bid for the fight.

Brown bid $601,000, barely beating out the bid by Barros’ promoter of $600,000.

Selby (24-1, 9 KO) was set to face Barros (41-4-1, 22 KO) in January in Las Vegas, but Barros was pulled at the last minute by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Instead, Selby fought on March 4, beating Andoni Gago in a non-title tune-up in London.

Argentina’s Barros, 33, last fought in October, traveling to Japan to defeat Satoshi Hosono via split decision, and he’s won seven in a row since a stretch where he went 1-3 in four fights, losing to Celestino Caballero, Juan Carlos Salgado, and Mikey Garcia.

Selby, 30, last defended his title in April 2016, defeating Eric Hunter at the O2 Arena in London.

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