Multiple sources report that onetime welterweight champion Adrien Broner and former featherweight champion Lee Selby are in “advanced talks” for a fall showdown. No word yet as to the date, location, or weight class.
Not gonna lie; World Boxing News mentioned this a week ago, but I dismissed it as too far-fetched to be credible.
Broner (33-4-1, 24 KO) has an infamously tumultuous relationship with weight limits, losing both his WBO super featherweight and WBA super lightweight belts on the scale. He proved he can still make 140 against Mikey Garcia in 2017, coming in just under 139 pounds, but nobody in their right mind would bank on him consistently doing so.
“AB” is winless in the last two years, going 0-2-1..
Selby (27-2, 9 KO), a longtime featherweight champion who repeatedly struggled to make 126 before a loss to Josh Warrington last year, made his lightweight debut in February with a competitive decision over Omar Douglas. His highest weight was 135.5 pounds for a 2009 bout with 2-15 Jimmy Briggs.
This is all quite dumb, but I am looking forward to Broner trying to come up with vaguely racially insensitive insults towards the Welsh.