IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby confirms Eric Hunter talks

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IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby has confirmed that he is in talks to defend his title against Eric Hunter in Cardiff in March.

The Welshman has not been since October when he outpointed Fernando Montiel in Arizona. Selby didn’t have it all his own way during the bout he showed his class to take his record to 22-1 with eight knockouts.

After travelling for his last fight, the 28-year-old is now keen to fight on home soil against Hunter.

He told Sky Sports: “The negotiations are underway. Hunter was supposed to fight an eliminator and I was supposed to fight the winner by March 1, but since that got called off it’s looking like the end of March now.

“I’d like the fight to be in Cardiff. It’s going to be a tough fight so I’d like it to be on home turf. I’ll take any advantage I can get.”

Hunter will pose a serious threat if they meet but Selby believes he will handle anything his opponent throws at him.

He added: “I expect to be on the front foot for much of this fight. It’s tough to work out whether he’s orthodox or southpaw because he switches a lot, but he likes to slow it down and box behind that trademark Philadelphia shoulder roll. He’s got a good left hook.

“I’ve been working on everything. After the Hunter fight, I’m looking to have a massive fight in the summer.”

Meanwhile, former heavyweight world champion David Haye is 1.04 to win his comeback fight against Mark de Mori on Saturday, a draw is 23.00 and De Mori can be backed at 11.00.

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