Selby aims to unify featherweight division

World Champion Lee Selby suggests the featherweight division is the strongest in the world as he targets a unification bout.

Selby was crowned IBF champion in May after stopping Evgeny Gradovich, before beating Fernando Montiel in his first defence.

And now the Brit is eyeing a fight against one of Vasyl Lomachenko, Leo Santa Cruz or Gary Russell Jr, although domestic rival Josh Warrington is also an option.

"The featherweight division is probably the best in boxing at the moment. It has the best champions but I'm happy to fight anybody," he said.

"I'm either stupid or brave, being a boxer! So I'll get in with anyone. I leave it to my manager because knowing me, I'd choose the toughest one.

"If and when I fight my mandatory, it will be in February or March so Josh Warrington could have one before then and we could set it up for the summer.

"There are also fights like Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, Gary Russell Jr and Jose Cuellar the WBA champion. There are a lot of options and we'll see what's right at the time.

"My preference would be one of the other champions because I want to try to unify the division. At the same time, Warrington is snapping at my heels and I want to prove I'm the best in the country, let alone the world."

The 28-year-old is likely to face Eric Hunter or Jonathan Victor Barros in a mandatory defence early next year, but is already setting his sights on bigger things.

"Russell Jr and Vasyl Lomachenko are similar fighters – boxers with fast hands and intelligent in the ring. I can adapt and I've got the height advantage. I'm more experienced. I've been in 14 title fights so for the 23 fights I've had, I'm very experienced." he told Sky Sports.

"I want to be the main boxer in the featherweight division. I want to be in a position where I can draw the likes of Santa Cruz and Russell Jr to my home turf, to fight in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium. That's the main aim.

"I'd like a fight with Santa Cruz. It's nothing personal but he's the best-known fighter out there in America with his Mexican fan base. If I can get a win over him, it will change my profile."

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