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Venue decided for Lee Selby vs Josh Warrington

The pair will clash in Warrington's home city of Leeds.

Boxing Press Conference with James DeGale and Lee Selby Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Frank Warren has announced that the highly anticipated IBF world featherweight championship bout between Lee Selby and Josh Warrington will take place at Leeds United's football stadium, Elland Road on May 19th.

Welshman Selby is unbeaten since 2009, the only loss in the Barry-born fighter's career came at the hands of Samir Mouneimne.

The 30-year-old became IBF world featherweight champion in 2015, winning an eighth round technical decision against Evgeny Gradovich - he has since successfully defended his crown four times.

Speaking to BBC Sport Wales, Selby said:

“The plan is to beat Warrington and then go over to Belfast and beat Carl Frampton”

”He’s (Warrington) got emotionally attached to me. I will give him an educated boxing lesson... and then move on.”

The fight, in Warrington’s home city of Leeds, will see the culmination of what has become a heated rivalry between the pair.

The undefeated Warrington, 27, currently holds the WBC International featherweight title and is looking to extend his unbeaten record.

“For the past three or four years our names have always been mentioned together.

”He’s always been that one step ahead of me and everyone has always looked at him as the number one featherweight in the UK, but that will change on 19 May.”

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