Featherweight contender Lee Selby cruised to a unanimous decision over Romulo Koasicha in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday. Nathan Cleverly debuted in the cruiserweight division, halting Shawn Corbin in the second round, on the undercard.
In his own words, Welsh featherweight Lee Selby “started at the bottom” and has worked his way up through a series of regional titles to find himself fighting Romulo Koasicha this Saturday in an eliminator for the WBC belt.
Promoter Eddie Hearn announced at a press conference last week that Welsh duo Nathan Cleverly and Lee Selby will co-headline a bumper show on May 17 in Cardiff, Wales, against opponents to be announced.
Lee Selby made a triumphant return to Wales, stopping Rendall Munroe in the sixth round to win the vacant European featherweight crown in front of a raucous home crowd. The fight of the night, however, was Gary Buckland’s split decision over Gavin Rees.
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov, who will face WBO beltholder Mike Alvarado on Oct. 19, said that he is pulling for both Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao in their respective fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday’s majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell made his professional debut, but an adoring crowd didn’t see much of him as overmatched opponent Andrew Harris was rescued after 88 seconds of action.