3 More Rounds

Selby knocked down, but beats Hunter

Photo: Matchroom Sports

Photo: Matchroom Sports

Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) retained his featherweight title earlier today with a unanimous decision win over Eric Hunter at The O2 in London.

Selby however, was floored in the second round with a counter left from Hunter (21-4, 11 KOs), but managed to survive the round.

Unable to continue his attack with the same efficiency, Hunter’s offense declined over the next few rounds, and a series of low blows had him on the brink of disqualification.

Scores were 115-111 116-110 and 116-110 for Selby.

“When I got put down, it was only a little flash knockdown, it was nothing,” said Selby. “I have one of the best chins in the business, I wasn’t even hurt one tiny bit. He was a big puncher, a good fighter, the number one challenger, number one ranked fighter in the World, and he put on a good performance but I was a little bit too good for him.

“A few top fighters have called me out recently; Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz, they have mentioned my name and I am open to all offers, I will fight anybody. I will leave it to my manager, promoter and adviser to pick my opponents – I will fight anybody.

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