Lee Selby

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Lee Selby (born 14 January 1987) is a Welsh boxer from Barry who fights in the featherweight division. He won the British and Commonwealth featherweight titles on 17 September 2011 with a 8th round stoppage victory over Stephen Smith. He also previously held the Welsh Area featherweight title and the Celtic Area featherweight title. Selby begun his professional career on 12 July 2008 with a win over Sid Razak at the Newport Leisure Center in Wales. He compiled a record of four straight wins before losing for the first time in his career to Samir Mouneimne at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke on 29 May 2009. Selby won his next three fights before beating Dai Davies for the Welsh Area title on 30 October 2010 claiming the belt with a 2nd round knockout. On 30 July 2011 he met Scotsman James Ancliff for the Celtic featherweight title and claimed the belt with a 6th round stoppage.

On 17 September 2011 Selby claimed the British and Commonwealth titles with a win over then champion Stephen Smith via 8th round stoppage at the Olympia in Liverpool. Despite being the underdog going into the fight Selby took control of the centre of the ring and caught Smith with a left hand in the 8th round, a punch from which Smith was unable to recover. Selby said after the fight that the win "feels like I've won a world title" adding "It's something that I have been dreaming about since I was a kid. It's a big achievement and not a lot of people have done it". Selby then defended his British and Commonwealth titles stopping John Simpson in five rounds in December 2011. In May 2012 Selby defended his Commonwealth title againse Ghana's Patrick Okine with another fifth round stoppage. He then signed with Matchroom Sports and won the WBC International Title against Viorel Simion and the European Title against Rendall Munroe in front of a home crowd in Cardiff.

Lee is currently the IBF featherweight world champion after a technical decision over established champion Evegeny Gradovich on 30th April 2015.