Lee Selby: The kid that came out of nowhere

Where had Barry’s Lee Selby been hiding prior to his valedictory British and Commonwealth featherweight title win over Stephen Smith last September? The cocksure 25-year-old Welshman from Tony Borg’s flourishing St Jo’s stable in Newport proved a revelation by comprehensively outboxing, then felling, the former European amateur medallist in his home city of Liverpool.

Steve O’Meara: The Dark Horse

When Steve O’Meara climbs into the ring at the Troxy in London’s East End on Thursday night not only will he be tussling with ring veteran Bradley Pryce but he’ll also be jostling for space in the crowded market of public attention.

Selby: ‘Mayweather Gym inspired me’

Lee Selby has been boosted by training alongside the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter Floyd Mayweather ahead of his Welsh homecoming on May 25 at the Newport Sports Centre.

The Barry star has just finished a training stint at Mayweather’s Las Vegas gym as he prepares for his Commonwealth featherweight title defence against Patrick Okine, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).

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Floyd Mayweather media workout pics and vid

The Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas was packed to the rafters on Tuesday afternoon as the seven-time world champion welcomed the world’s press to watch him train for his upcoming light-middleweight title challenge against Miguel Cotto.

And as always Floyd Mayweather was on great form as he tore through various drills with the usual high energy and fast talking aplomb that has become his hallmark.

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